Lorraine M. Chewey, EdD, has been appointed associate dean for Undergraduate Programs at the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing and Health Professions.

In her new role, she will work closely with Dr. Ruth Wittmann-Price, dean of the school, in strategic planning, growth and delivery of academic curricula that bolster the university’s commitment to expanding its undergraduate nursing and health professions programs. Her official start date is July 31, 2023.

“Dr. Chewey is a visionary academic leader who has successfully spearheaded and grown nationally recognized nurse certification and health sciences programs,” noted Wittmann-Price. “We look forward to her bringing her expertise in instructional design and program development, expansion and assessment to her new role at the University.”

Most recently, Chewey served as an associate professor and coordinator of the Graduate School Nurse Certification Program for the Health Sciences and Nursing departments in the College of Professional Studies at New Jersey City University. In this role, she oversaw all aspects of a robust online graduate program, including course development and alignment of course and programmatic learning outcomes to licensing and nursing accreditation processes. As a tenured faculty member, Chewey was active in program promotion, marketing, scheduling and advisement endeavors. She also served on numerous related steering committees, executive boards and professional associations. She has contributed to an array of refereed articles, book chapters and scholarly manuals in addition to serving as a presenter and panelist at national conferences.

She earned a Doctorate in Nursing Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.; a Master of Science in Health Sciences and her School Nurse Certification from New Jersey City University; and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Seton Hall University College of Nursing, South Orange, N.J. Chewey has been inducted as a fellow in the National Association of School Nurses (FNASN) and the New York Academy of Medicine (FNYAM). She has also received numerous professional honors and awards including a Nursing Education Excellence award from the Teachers College Nursing Education Alumni Association and the Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program’s Outstanding Educator award.

“Her passion for higher education and her demonstrated ability to navigate shifting academic and healthcare environments through innovative approaches, stakeholder alliances and community partnerships will position her as an invaluable member of our team,” added Wittmann-Price.

The school’s first-time NCLEX-RN exam pass rate for its Accelerated BSN Program graduates ranks in the top 4 percent of all BSN programs in the country. The program is No. 2 among the 57 RN programs in its licensing jurisdiction (includes BSN, associate degree and diploma programs) according to the recent NCLEX-RN Program Report. Also, in its ongoing support for RN to BSN students, TESU is providing Salute to RNs Scholarships. For more information on these and other programs, visit tesu.edu/nursing.

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