Letter from Dean Tara Hulsey

“Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses. We must be learning all of our lives.” — Florence Nightingale

Dear School of Nursing graduates,

Graduating from nursing school is no small feat. Over the past several years, you have obtained the knowledge, the skills and the experience you need to excel as you enter the field of nursing.

But as Florence Nightingale said, “We must be learning all of our lives.” I hope that your time at the WVU School of Nursing has ignited a spark inside you to continue pursuing your purpose throughout your careers and throughout your lives.

As I have always said, nursing is not just a career — it is a calling. You were called to this profession for a reason and I’m so glad you have answered the call. Nursing leaders like you are needed throughout West Virginia and beyond.

On behalf of the entire WVU School of Nursing, I extend our sincerest congratulations to you on achieving this milestone. We wish you all the best and we look forward to welcoming you into our alumni family.


Signature for Tara Hulsey.

Tara Hulsey, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN
Dean and E. Jane Martin Endowed Professor, WVU School of Nursing