Kathleen Potempa, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor

The University Of Michigan School Of Nursing is consistently ranked as one of the leading nursing schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report and is also one of the leading schools in National Institutes of Health research funding. As a provider of world-class education, the School of Nursing offers innovative and rigorous academic programs taught by renowned faculty, giving our students the opportunity to become part of an institution dedicated to making a global impact through cutting edge research, education, clinical practice and professional service.  
The School of Nursing currently enrolls approximately 1,000 students in our baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs and has strong faculty with research preparation, terminal degrees in nursing, and national certification in their specialties. Being part of a premier, public research university and maintaining a close affiliation with the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS), a prominent medical facility, allows our faculty and students to be leaders on campus and to work, study, and collaborate with experts from a variety of disciplines. 
We strive to create a rich academic environment that is engaging for all of our community members, faculty and students alike, and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the core of all that we do. The School of Nursing is dedicated to graduating nursing professionals who are leaders and thinkers with cutting edge skills. The graduates of our programs and our faculty are truly the “leaders and best” and populate leadership positions locally, regionally, and around the world.