School administration

The Dean of the School is the Chief Administrative Officer and is assisted by the Associate Deans for the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs and the Assistant Dean for Financial Affairs.

The administration and the faculty are responsible for determining curriculum requirements, admitting students, instructing and evaluating students, encouraging activities and programs pertinent to the welfare and interest of students, assessing fitness for promotion and graduation, and carrying out other functions essential to the overall operation of the School. Evaluation of the overall program of learning and instructional effectiveness, appropriate modification, and initiation of new measures are continually in progress by the faculty and the administration.

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Deans

Elizabeth Bossert
Dean

Shawn Collins
Associate Dean - Graduate

Brandie Richards
Associate Dean - Undergraduate

JoAnn Shaul
Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

Administrative Committees

Academic Review Committees 

Chair: selected from committee membership as specified in the SN Faculty Handbook
Associate Dean of the Program
Membership: selected faculty members as specified in the SN Faculty Handbook

Admissions Committees 

Chair: selected from committee membership as specified in the SN Faculty Handbook
Associate Dean of the Program
Membership: selected faculty members as specified in the SN Faculty Handbook

Assessment Committee 

Chair: SN Dean
All Deans
Membership: Director of Educational Assessment and selected faculty members as specified in the SN Faculty Handbook

Associated Student Nurses (ASN)

Chair: ASN President
All Deans
Membership: ASN officers, class officers undergraduate class sponsors, graduate department faculty representative

Curriculum Committees

Chair: selected from committee membership as specified in the SN Faculty Handbook
Associate Dean of the Program
Membership: selected faculty members as specified in the SN Faculty Handbook

Program Councils (Faculty Council, Graduate Council, MS to DNP Council, PhD Council, RN to BS Council and Undergraduate Council)

Chair: selected from committee membership as specified in the SN Faculty Handbook
All Deans
Membership: all program faculty

Scholarship Committee

Chair: Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration
SN Dean and Associate Dean of the Program
Membership: development officer, faculty as specified in the SN Faculty Handbook, and StAR representatives

Student Affairs Committees

Chair: selected from committee membership as specified in the SN Faculty Handbook
Associate Dean of the Program
Membership: selected faculty members as specified in the SN Faculty Handbook

 

Advisory Councils

Clinical Agency Advisory Board

Chair: SN Dean
Staff: Assistant to the Dean
All Deans
Membership: 
Invitees from clinical agencies

Dean's Advisory Council

Chair: SN Dean
All Deans
Membership: 
Consumers, employers of graduates, community representatives, and graduates

Deans and Committee Chairs Council

Chair: SN Dean
Staff: no staff required
All Deans
Membership: Chairs or designee of standing and elected committees

Dean's Council

Chair: SN Dean
All Deans

Deans and Directors Council

Chair: SN Dean
Staff: no staff required
All Deans
Faculty Directors: Directors of the BS and RN to BS programs, Off-campus Nurse Educator program, MS-DNP program, and PhD program
Non-faculty Directors: Director of Student and Alumni Relations and Information Technology Director

Deans and Staff Council

Chair: SN Dean
Staff: Assistant to the Dean
All Deans
Membership: all staff

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Faculty Committees - standing appointed

Every full-time faculty member has the opportunity to serve on at least one standing committee within the School of Nursing. Appointment to a standing committee is done by the Dean's Council or designated to the Faculty Affairs Committee. 

Clinical Practice Committee

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Global Nursing Committee

Research Committee

Safety Committee

Social Committee

Spiritual Life and Wholeness Committee

Today's Nursing Technology

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Faculty Committees - standing elected

Election of faculty to elected standing committees is the responsibility of the Faculty Affairs Committee.

Faculty Affairs
Chair: elected by committee members
Membership: faculty member representatives elected from every faculty rank as specified in the SN Faculty Handbook.

Rank and Tenure
Chair: elected by committee members
Membership: faculty member representatives composed of six non-administrative faculty members; two professors, three associate professors and one assistant professor.

 

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