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Dean Search Updates

The University of Rochester is undertaking a national search for the position of Dean of the School of Nursing. As a nationally-recognized leader in nursing education, the School offers high quality academic programs, a robust research portfolio, as well as extensive clinical and educational partnerships throughout the University of Rochester Medical Center and larger community.

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About the Transition

Kathy Rideout, EdD, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, who sparked a period of growth and renewed prominence at the School of Nursing in more than a decade as dean, will step down as the school’s top leader effective June 30, 2022.

Story: Kathy Rideout to Step Down As Dean of School of Nursing

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About the New Dean Search

A committee led by  Eli Eliav, DMD, PhD , director of the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, has launched a national search for a new dean. The executive search firm WittKieffer is working with the University committee during the process to identify potential candidates.  

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How to Apply

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About the School of Nursing

Building on a pioneering tradition of unifying education, research, and practice, the University of Rochester School of Nursing pursues excellence in clinical and scientific learning, discovery, and health care within an environment of diversity and inclusion.

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Loretta Ford
"Rochester has pretty high standards when it comes to academics, and I think Kathy [Rideout] has shined up that reputation a bit. The efforts she has led to maintain and enhance that reputation in research, attracting culturally diverse faculty members and students, and advancing the Unification Model has positioned the School and the University with a lot of potential for the ways in which our profession is promising to move."
Loretta Ford, EdD, RN, PNP, NP-C, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP  
Founding Dean of the University of Rochester School of Nursing
Co-founder of the first nurse practitioner program