Dean's Message

It is my honor and privilege to welcome you to the University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing. I am honored and excited to serve as dean.  LCON is energized by the welcoming and support of our community of engaging administrators, accomplished faculty, extraordinary students, exceptional alumni, and outstanding community partners. Collectively we breathe life into LCON's mission and vision.

As dean, I aim to be a transparent and collaborative leader who works effortlessly to ensure an innovative, diverse, equitable, inclusive, and compassionate environment of scholarly excellence. Our mission at LCON is to prepare students for the shifting challenges of today's society by providing accessible higher education. Through innovative technology, excellent teaching methods, rigorous research, collaborative practice/service, and partnerships with renowned clinical and research institutions, we aim to shape the health of the local and global community. 

Over the last few years, LCON has had extraordinary growth and expansion. We are a nationally ranked college offering undergraduate and graduate programs, including Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Philosophy, and Post-Master of Science in Nursing Certificate. With two beautiful campus locations (Memphis and Jackson) and on-ground or online options, you can personalize your education to fit your needs. 

Our students are exposed to opportunities that will stretch their professional boundaries, transforming them into leaders in the field of nursing. Students are encouraged to take advantage of all our wraparound support resources, such as academic advising, health sciences library, quiet/meditation room, blue scrubs go green thrift shop, Scrub Hub Support Portal, mental health/wellness initiatives, Student Nurses Association, scholarships, peer tutoring, and so much more. You are encouraged to look through our website and reach out to us for more information.

I look forward to the grand adventure of this school year. 

Go Tigers!

Linda Haddad, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor