Vicki A. Keough, RN-BC, PhD, ACNP has been named dean of Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing.
Keough took over for Mary K. Walker in July 2009, and had been serving as acting dean. A former professor and associate dean of the school of nursings masters program and director of the doctor of nursing practice program, Keough joined Loyola University Chicago in 1986.
I am honored to have the opportunity to work with a wonderful group of faculty and staff, Keough said in a news release. I have worked in the school of nursing for more than 17 years and look forward to leading the school on our journey to the next level of academic excellence.
Keough also has worked as an ED clinical nurse specialist at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill., and as a staff nurse in the department of emergency medical services at Loyola University Health System, Maywood, Ill.