16 Reasons 2016 was a Great Year at UMSN

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2016 was a year to remember at the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN). Throughout the month of December, we'll share 16 reasons why 2016 was a great year (in no particular order).
Check back often as we highlight milestones, achievements and experiences of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the greater nursing community.


UMSN welcomed its largest freshmen class to date. 
172 largest freshman class


Our 125th anniversary celebration was filled with special events to honor the milestone.
Milestone Recap


UMSN’s Research portfolio reached $47.7 million.
USMN Major Funding Sources


63 UMSN students engaged in global learning experiences in 21 countries.
Global Learning Experience Country Map


UMSN launched a 5-year strategic plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
 UMSN Diversity Equity Inclusion Goals Graphic


Fundraising efforts for student financial support were highly successful.
945 Scholarships UMSN Graphic


UMSN expanded interprofessional education for health science students to learn together, such as the IPE Student Townhall pictured. There are also classes, workshops, and clinical experiences designed specifically for IPE.
IPE Student Townhall


The Student Wellness Initiative was created to support the physical & mental health of students. Special thanks to UMSN's Nursing Student Government for leading this effort.
Student Wellness Initiative


UMSN’s faculty is growing.
UMSN Faculty Growth


Our a-maizing alums volunteered as patients to give students their first “hands-on” experience.
alums volunteered as patients



Our Symposium on Global Health inspired new ideas and collaborations. More than 350 guests attended the 3-day event. http://myumi.ch/J7MzZ
 Symposium on Global Health


UMSN welcomed a diverse group of graduate students ranging in age from 22-55 years old.
11 years of RN experience


UMSN approved a new undergraduate minor, “Population Health in a Global Context,” to increase global opportunities for students.
Population Health in a Global Context


UMSN is at 83% ($23 million) of its Victors for Michigan campaign. Goal: $28 million by ‘18.
 UMSN is at 83% ($23 million) of its Victors for Michigan campaign


UMSN students continue to achieve pass rates higher than the national average for the National Council Licensure Exam.
NCLEX Results 


Patricia Hurn became our 7th dean. Past leaders were called directress, head nurse or superintendent.
7th Dean Patricia Hurn