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Jeanne M. Novotny, Ph.D, RN, FAAN

Founding Dean and Professor


Welcome to the Gayle Greve Hunt School of nursing! Because of the support that this community has given to the establishment of this new school, I know that you know how important it is to make it of world class caliber. We, the faculty, staff and students, intend to make this happen. Nursing is the health care career of the 21st century and nurses are the cornerstone of the health care system. I am passionate about nursing and believe as do my nursing and physician colleagues at the School of Medicine that nurses are full partners with physicians. Both disciplines play a critical role in implementing safe care, quality care and coverage for all patients.

To that end, our vision is that we will increase enrollment in our pre-licensure programs and explore graduate program and international opportunities. This will open up the world of the wonderful careers that are available in the profession and attract the brightest and the best men and women to choose a career in nursing. In addition, we will attract new faculty members to add to the wonderful faculty members we already have.

We will form strategic partnerships with health care facilities, educational institutions and businesses to build upon the traditions and rich cultural heritage of the city of El Paso and region so that we can make our city the healthiest city in the nation. With all the parts of the TTUHSC working together and with all of our community partners, El Paso will be the international jewel of the Americas.