Dean's Welcome The Loewenberg College of Nursing

Dean Lin Zhan Nursing

Welcome to the Loewenberg College of Nursing at University of Memphis! We offer learner-centered, accessible, innovative, and high quality academic programs fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Our distinguished faculty, motivated students, dedicated staff, and community partners share a common goal - promoting health of the global community through Academic Nursing, academic-practice partnerships, engaged and interdisciplinary scholarship/ research, rigorous scientific inquiries, and community impacts.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM, 2010) clearly documented Future of Nursing: Leading change, advancing health. American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN 2016) embraces a new vision for Academic Nursing, calling for enhanced partnership between academic nursing and health centers/practice settings to achieve improved health outcomes and foster new models for innovation.

For 50 years, the LCON has showed a proven and unbroken record of preparing graduates who meet needs of healthcare, transform the nation's healthcare to be accessible, affordable, coordinated, high quality, and improve health outcomes for diverse populations. We embrace the core values of caring, diversity, integrity, and leadership, and continue to strive for excellence to achieve our strategic goals – high quality and innovative academic programs, student success, technology integration, research advancement, and productive partnerships from local to global.

This is what we do at the Loewenberg College of Nursing – making a visible impact at home and around the world. I welcome you to browse our website:; to follow the twitter @uofmnursingdean; to visit our fabulous $60M Community Health Building; and to meet our talented and caring faculty, staff, and students!

Driven by doing, we collectively and strategically build a vision to excel! Go Tigers!


Lin Zhan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Wharton Executive Fellow