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Meet the Dean


Sharon W. Hutchinson, Ph.D., MN, RN, CNE


Dillard University Dean of Nursing, Dr. Sharon Hutchinson


The current state of healthcare and societal challenges places nurses at the forefront for making a difference in the lives of individuals who seek healthcare. Nursing continues to be a highly respected profession known for knowledgeable evidenced-based, compassionate care. Whether it is the frontlines of a pandemic, at the bedside of those with chronic illness, celebrating the birth of a new life or comforting those in need of support. We are there because we care. We are the change agents necessary for improved client healthcare outcomes.


Dillard University College of Nursing will prepare you to become a baccalaureate prepared registered nurse ready to be the change agent that improves healthcare outcomes for the healthcare client. Established in 1942, Dillard has a legacy of caring like none other. Faculty and staff will prepare and nurture on your journey to become a baccalaureate prepared nurse. Alumni will support and mentor you and the Dillard University family will embrace you.


We have prepared an engaging curriculum that will stimulate your thought processes and challenge you to be the best. You will use the best evidence to collaborate with the client and healthcare team to produce the best outcomes.


Come join us. Be a part of the legacy and become a Dillard Nurse.


Dean and Professor
Gloria Kabacoff Endowed Professor in Teaching and Informatics




2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

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