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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing
The Dean's Office Staff

The Dean's Office

Welcome Message

Dean ThompsonWelcome!

As the dean, I am proud to join the distinguished and internationally-known faculty at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, faculty who are committed to improving the health and well-being of people through outstanding leadership in practice, education and research.

This is an exciting time to be a nurse. Reforms in our health care system are inevitable. Nurses will play a pivotal role in creating change. Nurses are expected to be transformational leaders; leaders who discover new knowledge to enhance patient outcomes, translate scientific evidence into patient care delivery, work in interprofessional teams and improve health outcomes through developing and testing new care delivery models. Nurses are at the forefront of health care.

The 2017 rankings by U.S. News & World Report show our informatics program 6th in the nation and our pediatric primary care nurse practitioner program 8th in the nation. Overall, our online graduate nursing programs were ranked 9th in 2017. Whether you are seeking a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree, the College of Nursing has an educational path to meet your needs.

With more than 115 years of contributions to nursing education, practice and research, the CU College of Nursing has innovative curricula as well as nationally renowned research and practice faculty to support your career ambitions.

Be a nurse leader!  Apply to one of our programs today. 

Sarah Thompson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor