Dreaming, Discovering and Delivering a Bright Future for the College of Nursing
Vision plus execution = outcomes. The dream we had to establish a national institute for evidence-based practice (EBP) has come to fruition. In October, we launched the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare with an inaugural national summit that attracted health professionals from 31 states throughout the U.S. and eight countries throughout the world. The summit was preceded by an impactful EBP expert forum that brought leaders from 42 national professional organizations and federal agencies together to devise action strategies to accelerate EBP throughout the U.S. Although research has well established that EBP leads to a higher quality of care, improved population health outcomes, decreases in costs and empowerment of clinicians, it is still not the standard of care in many hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the U.S. Our college is a world leader in EBP; all of our students graduate with the skills needed to rapidly translate research findings into real world clinical settings to improve outcomes. As a result, our graduates are in high demand throughout the U.S. and the world. We teach our students how to LIVE WELL: Lead, Innovate, Vision, Execute, and be Wellness-focused, Evidence-based, Life-long learners and Lights for the world, locally to globally.
Buckeyes are fearless – we dream BIG, we discover through innovation and we persist through character-builders to deliver the visions that we imagined. These dreams are evident in our new bold five-year strategic plan. Cutting-edge research and outstanding mentorship by our world-renowned faculty continue to explode at our college with new NIH-funded studies and several new NIH-funded predoctoral training grants by our terrific PhD students. Our PhD and DNP students continue to be highly successful in competitive national awards, and we are proud to sponsor several Jonas Scholars and Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholars.
Abraham Lincoln said the best way to predict your future is to create it. At our college, we think and achieve the impossible to transform health and improve lives through dreaming big dreams, discovering new oceans and delivering what we envision. Go Bucks!
Warm and well regards,
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Vice President for Health Promotion
University Chief Wellness Officer
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing
Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, College of Medicine
Executive Director, the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP