Office of the Dean

Mary Deletter, PhD, RN

Fall 2022 Update

The Fall 2022 semester has flown by! Many kudos to our faculty and staff who work so hard every day to educate students. We will be adding 99 BSN graduates to the workforce in December: 18 from our Owensboro site and 81 from our Louisville campus. Most will be staying in their local areas for jobs, so we are pleased to support the Commonwealth of Kentucky with well-prepared Cardinal nurses.

Our most recent successes include:

  • Opening the new Student Collaboration Center, made possible by a generous donation from Kindred Hospitals. This bright and beautiful student space will be dedicated in mid-January.
  • Launching renovation of five classrooms, made possible by an anonymous donor and a Gheens Foundation grant. The physical updates will improve the learning environment for our students.
  • Multiple student awards, staff accomplishments, and faculty honors and scholarship. These are highlighted in the newsletter.
  • A successful eligibility accreditation site visit for the new Nurse Anesthesia Program. Thanks to our competent and dedicated team, we are on track to enroll the first cohort in Fall 2023.
  • The re-establishment of the Accelerated BSN program (May 2022) and MSN nurse practitioner education (Spring 2022).
  • Ongoing engagement with our community partners.

At the university level, we welcome Dr. Kim Schatzel as the new University of Louisville president. A debt of gratitude goes to Dr. Lori Gonzalez for her leadership over the last 14 months.

As we prepare for the season of many religious holidays, family traditions, and cultural exchanges, let us be mindful of our many gifts and share our abundance with those in need. I wish you all the best for restful times ahead, and a happy and health 2023.


Mary DeLetter, PhD, RN
Interim Dean and Professor
UofL School of NUrsing