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Message from the Dean

School of Nursing

leslie neal-boylan

Welcome to the Susan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing! I am thrilled to begin my first year as Dean in the School of Nursing and am very proud to work among faculty and staff who are renowned for teaching, research and clinical expertise.

I am very grateful to Interim Dean Karen Devereaux Mellilo who led the transition of the nursing department to become a School of Nursing. Under her leadership, the school has become an exemplar of high quality, affordable education with a focus on scholarship and public service and a global vision of health promotion.

The School of Nursing is supported by exceptional administrative staff who are highly responsive to the needs of our students. I feel honored to join a collegial group of hardworking people dedicated to the success of our students.

Our RN licensure examination pass rate is 100% and our board exam certification pass rates for our Nurse Practitioner students are also 100%. These pass rates are only a couple of the ways we demonstrate excellence.

Our faculty and professional staff are experts in their fields and have published widely in rigorous peer-reviewed journals. They present at regional, national and international conferences. Our faculty developed the first Family Nurse Practitioner program in New England and the first master’s degree in gerontological nursing in the country.

Our students come from a variety of nursing backgrounds and use their degrees to make substantial contributions to their communities and the nursing profession. Our students and alumnae are employed throughout New England and the United States. They choose to give back to the School of Nursing by providing an array of student scholarships and donations. Several sit on our Nursing Advisory Board and help us ensure that we continue to provide the highest quality nursing education in the region.

I encourage you to visit us and explore all the wonderful opportunities we offer in baccalaureate nursing education, Nurse Practitioner programs and doctoral education (Doctorate of Nursing Practice and PhD). We also have wonderful opportunities to travel while you learn.

Please let us know how we can support you in your journey to become a nurse or advance your nursing career!

Best regards,

Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, APRN, CRRN, FAAN
Dean of the Solomont School of Nursing
Vice Dean of the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences