Message from the Dean

Dean Carol ROmano

Dean Carol Romano

The students, faculty, and staff of the Uniformed Services University Graduate School of Nursing all form part of an educational experience unlike any other.

In addition to providing a robust nursing education, our curriculum’s emphasis on operational readiness in changing environments, clinical decision-making in the federal healthcare systems, and global, environmental, cultural, and political contexts, ensures nurses leave GSN with the skills, confidence, and understanding needed to assume leadership roles and care for patients in settings ranging from clinics and hospitals to battlefields in the most remote corners of the world.

Our research extends far beyond the laboratory walls and is put into practice every day as our students and faculty work to tackle the most pressing issues facing the military and federal healthcare agencies. Our colleagues and scholars employ a variety of methods and a combination of science, social science, and behavioral and clinical investigations to find evidence-based solutions to address challenges facing wounded warriors, military families, and patient safety as well as countless other areas of concern.


 As GSN continues to push the boundaries of science and improve the quality of care for our patients, we are also preparing for the future. In the coming years, GSN will remain focused on building lasting relationships with our international partners, developing innovative patient-centered practices and technologies, and continuing to influence effective policy changes across the federal and military health system.

Whether you are an aspiring faculty member or student, we hope you will explore the possibilities of GSN and discover the USU difference…a different kind of education for a different kind of mission.

Carol A. Romano