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Long Island University celebrates arrival of new nursing dean

Long Island University, Brooklyn, named Judith Erickson, PhD, MA, BSN, as dean of the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing on Sept. 17.

Erickson formerly worked as dean of the Jacksonville (Fla.) University School of Nursing and was instrumental in creating the university’s new College of Health Sciences, according to a news release.

“I am very excited to join the LIU community and work with the talented faculty,” she said in the release. “I look forward to preparing our graduates to practice nursing at the highest levels and to maximizing our institutional potential in one of the most dynamic healthcare environments in the nation.”

Creating Jacksonville’s College of Health Sciences was an initiative that drew upon her extensive experience in program development and change management, the release said. Under her leadership, Jacksonville established a DNP program — the first doctoral degree to be offered by the university — and achieved a 40% increase in enrollment over four years.

Erickson is recognized as an authority in outcomes assessment and quality improvement, the release said.

“Our goal is to prepare our students to become leaders and innovators in their fields of study,” LIU president Kimberly R. Cline said in the release. “Dr. Erickson brings a remarkably balanced understanding of healthcare, and having mastered both clinical and academic challenges, she has a comprehensive view of the field and its emerging specialties. I am confident that she will lead the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing to even higher levels of achievement and provide our students with an education of unmatched excellence.”

As a member of the steering committee on academic-practice partnerships for the American Organization of Nurse Executives and American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Erickson encourages partnerships between academia and healthcare practice settings. She is a team leader and onsite evaluator for accreditation of baccalaureate and advanced degree programs in nursing for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Before working at Jacksonville, Erickson was vice president of community services at the Jewish Home and Hospital in the Bronx. She has more than 25 years of experience as an administrator in healthcare education and practice settings.
She earned a PhD in nursing and an MA in psychiatric mental health nursing from New York University, along with a BSN from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

By | 2014-09-27T00:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2014|Categories: New York/New Jersey Metro, Regional|0 Comments

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