Posted on Mar 23, 2010

New Leader of College of Nursing Named

New Leader of College of Nursing Named


Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN

Prominent Nurse Educator and Researcher to Lead USF College of Nursing

USF Health is pleased to announce that Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, will be the next dean of the College of Nursing.

Dr. Morrison-Beedy will join USF Health April 30 from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, where she is assistant dean for research in the School of Nursing.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Morrison-Beedy is joining USF Health,” said Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of USF Health and dean of the USF College of Medicine. “She truly understands our vision of how USF Health will shape the health care of the future. Her energy makes her the ideal candidate to lead the College of Nursing to the next level.”

Dr. Morrison-Beedy takes over as dean from Patricia Burns, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the College of Nursing for 12 years. Dr. Burns announced last February that she would step down after 12 years as dean. “I would like to thank Dean Patricia Burns for her years of excellent leadership of the College of Nursing,” Dr. Klasko said. “Her contributions have been invaluable, and we remain in her debt.”

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