Message from the Dean



What an exciting year it has been at our College of Nursing! Innovation remains at the forefront: our new Master of Healthcare Innovation program is up and running with an interprofessional cohort of great students, headed by Mike Ackerman. We’ve just graduated an exceptional class of nurses, including the university’s Next Generation Innovator of the Year. Further, our Innovation Studio partnered with and had a challenge straight from the International Space Station! You can also read about how three of our graduates created their own clinic in Columbus in an underserved area, more evidence that our graduates know how to face challenges with innovative and entrepreneurial solutions. We are proud to have just opened a cutting-edge telehealth clinic on Lima campus, and some of our master’s program faculty share the secrets of their success as online instructors, innovating their way to #2 in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
Our Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP in Nursing and Healthcare continues its ground-breaking partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital along with many other hospital and healthcare systems, and our PhD students are boldly pursuing new research, some with funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH/NINR).
Read also about how great a day in the life of a preceptor (and student) can be, and please consider becoming one if you are not already; it’s so rewarding. There’s plenty more to read about in this issue of Transformations. I hope you will enjoy it, and have a healthy and safe summer full of new ideas and new adventures. We are going to keep dreaming, discovering and delivering innovative and evidence-based solutions to transform health and transform lives. Go Bucks!

Warm and well regards,

Bern Signature

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, 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