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Wellness at the School of Nursing

The School of Nursing aims to create a culture of wellness in which the entire school community functions optimally, finds joy, and thrives.

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Our Philosophy of Wellness

The School of Nursing is dedicated to establishing and maintaining a culture that promotes wellness and equity for all faculty, staff, and students. We seek to sustain a culture of wellness by supporting attitudes and behaviors that contribute to a positive environment and by providing information, activities, and services designed to enhance emotional and physical well-being.

We believe that a culture of wellness and health promotion can only be achieved if opportunities and resources are fully integrated throughout our missions of education, practice and research, and partnerships that support community health equity and social justice.

Wellness for Students

We are dedicated to providing a learning environment that promotes health and wellness.

Wellness for Faculty & Staff

The School of Nursing Intranet has a list of wellness resources for faculty and staff. (VPN Required)

Strategic Priority #4

Wellness is one of the School's strategic priorities for 2021-24.

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What Guides our Wellness Efforts?

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Framework for Improving Joy at Work helps to guide the wellness efforts at the School of Nursing, with specific adaptations to identify and address faculty, staff, and student needs. This aligns with The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Health Equity report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which focuses on nurses’ well-being and provides a structure to reach our wellness strategic goals.

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Wellness Taskforce

Susan Blaakman Contact Information

Susan Blaakman

Co-Leader, Wellness Taskforce and Co-Leader Strategic Planning

Natalie Thompson Contact Information

Natalie Thompson

Co-Leader, Wellness Taskforce

Caroline Nestro Contact Information

Caroline Nestro

Co-Leader, Wellness Strategic Planning

Lisa Norsen Contact Information

Lisa Norsen

Faculty, Wellness Taskforce

Patty Corbett-Dick Contact Information

Patty Corbett-Dick

Faculty, Wellness Taskforce

Aaron Pollard Contact Information

Aaron Pollard

Staff, Wellness Taskforce

Afiya Farrell Contact Information

Afiya Farrell

Staff, Wellness Taskforce

Olivia Harrington Contact Information

Olivia Harrington

Staff, Wellness Taskforce

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