President’s Welcome

Paula Milone-Nuzzo

Dear Students and Prospective Students:

On behalf of the faculty, students, and staff of MGH Institute of Health Professions, I am delighted to welcome you to our vibrant community of learners, scholars, and health professions leaders.

Located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, we are proud of the Institute’s special mission of educating health care professionals to become leaders in their respective disciplines. Our curriculum is designed to educate practitioners and researchers who are prepared to work in interprofessional teams to improve quality of care, increase access to care, and reduce overall costs. Because all our programs are post-baccalaureate, you will be learning with serious and committed adult students, highly engaged in creating a learning environment that will support your professional development.

As the only degree-granting member of Mass General Brigham, whose members include Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, along with our affiliations with a wide range of institutions in the Greater Boston area, we are able to offer you the distinct advantage of learning and practicing with the top leaders in the field. In addition, most of our faculty are active clinicians as well as teachers and scholars, which enables them to closely integrate academic and clinical learning. The Institute is also committed to expanding and refining the scientific basis for health care through research and scholarship, which includes contributing to new models of practice that foster effective, affordable, and ethical health care committed to the principles of social justice. Further, the leadership and members of the Institute community embrace a strong commitment to diversity, preparing graduates to be practitioners able to serve an increasingly diverse population and lead health care though a lens of anti-oppression.

Founded in 1977 by visionary leaders at MGH, we take pride in the rich traditions of the Institute and we look forward to building an even brighter future. We continue to enhance our programs, support faculty research and scholarship, and fully realize our commitments to diversity, equity and interprofessional education. We are also committed to developing deep and meaningful partnerships with our neighbors in Charlestown, the Navy Yard, and throughout Greater Boston.

If you are a student here at the Institute, I wish you the best in your studies as you prepare for a fulfilling career in health care. If you are thinking about becoming a health care professional, join us at the Institute to create your future as a leader and a practitioner poised to transform health care for the benefit of your patients and society.

Paula Milone-Nuzzo, PhD, RN, FHHC, FAAN

President and John Hilton Knowles Professor