College of Nursing

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Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Laurie Grubbs to serve as interim dean of the College of Nursing, effective July 1.

Grubbs succeeds Judith McFetridge-Durdle, who is retiring as dean June 30. McFetridge-Durdle will return to FSU as a faculty member in January 2020 to assist in the college’s implementation of a Ph.D. program in nursing.

“I want to thank Laurie Grubbs for her service while we conduct a national search for a new College of Nursing dean,” McRorie said. “I am confident the college will continue to grow and advance its research mission under Laurie’s leadership.” (Full Story)



FSU nursing professor recognized as a fellow of the American Heart Association 

Assistant Professor Lucinda Graven will be recognized as a newly elected fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) at the AHA Scientific Sessions Nov. 16 -18 in Philadelphia.

“It’s a great honor to know that I’m thought of highly by my peers in the field of cardiovascular research and in the nursing profession,” Graven said. “Receiving this fellowship signifies that my peers recognize my research as innovative and important to the field of heart failure research and patient care.”

The AHA is a leading international organization for cardiovascular research and education, boasting 43,000 members worldwide. The AHA consists of 16 scientific councils, each uniquely dedicated to advancing the science of cardiovascular health through research and education.  (Full Story)


Stakeholder Meetings

On December 11, 2019, members of the College of Nursing Dean Search Committee, Search Committee Chair Dean Mark Riley, and Mr. Alberto Pimentel of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates will host a series of meetings with key College of Nursing stakeholders to discuss the Dean search and gather information. This is an opportunity for various campus and community constituents to share their thoughts and comments regarding the qualities and characteristics sought in the new Dean. Information gathered from these sessions will be incorporated in the position announcement and used by the committee to develop the criteria by which candidates will be evaluated.




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