A Message from the Dean


My love for the School of Nursing and its mission of lifelong learning has been forged over the past 30 years as I’ve worked as a teacher, a practicing nurse clinician, and scholar, alongside men and women whom I consider to be the best and brightest faculty, staff, and students anywhere in the world.

As dean, I’m passionate about ensuring that our faculty and students remain successful and that our school remains dynamic, strong, and held in the very highest regard. Though we have many challenges ahead of us, nurses will play a vital role in reshaping the delivery of health care. The contributions we make as researchers, educators, scientists, and clinicians are essential to transforming our health care system to better meet the needs of patients and our broader community.

Our unique passions, ideas, and commitment to our mission will continue to fuel the school’s success. I look forward to your input and support as we embark on this fulfilling journey together.

Kathy H. Rideout, EdD, PPCNP-BC, FNAP

Vice President, University of Rochester Medical Center
Dean and Professor of Clinical Nursing and Pediatrics,
University of Rochester School of Nursing