Welcome from the Dean

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni,

It is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to the PLU School of Nursing 2023-2024 academic year! I am serving as your Interim Dean of the School of Nursing (SON) while a search is conducted for your next permanent Dean. The SON continues to change and thrive, meeting the challenges of time with our Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral programs continuing to demonstrate excellence evidenced by earning and maintaining professional national accreditation by the National Commission of Collegiate Education (CCNE) through these last twenty years. Our new innovative Accelerated Bachelor of Science program based in Lynnwood, WA continues to grow and broaden access to nursing education critical to meeting the demand for BSN prepared nurses in our society.

The School of Nursing, as an integral part of Pacific Lutheran University, embraces the university vision and mission for all to engage in thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care. I am committed to the success of our students and faculty at every level and will strive to provide supportive leadership to that end. I encourage each of you to engage wholeheartedly in the opportunities provided for learning and growth and to be an active participant in your education. Your unique life experiences, interests, and views will impact the richness of our teaching/learning environment and we look forward to your presence and contributions. As a member of our PLU and Nursing family, together and one by one, we make a difference!

I wish you a successful year of learning, growth and satisfaction and go Lutes!

Carol Seavor, Ed D, RN