Gail Schoen Lemaire, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC, CNL, associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, has been appointed assistant dean of the schools master of science program, UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, recently announced.
Lemaire, a psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist and psychotherapist, has been a faculty member at UMSON since 2000, and serves as director of the clinical nurse leader masters option, according to a news release.
In her new role, Lemaire is responsible for the development and implementation of the programs policies and procedures, and she also will provide leadership in administration and program coordination, curriculum planning, student recruitment, advisement and retention, according to the release.
Lemaires clinical specialty has been psychiatric mental health nursing during her tenure at UMSON. She has taught psychiatric nursing at the undergraduate and graduate levels and will continue in that capacity. Her research interests have focused on community-based psychiatric outcomes and womens mental health, according to the release.
Dr. Lemaire is a highly-respected member of our faculty who has demonstrated the attributes that we are looking for in the leader of our masters program, Kirschling said in the release. I am confident that she will make significant contributions to the strategic operations and direction of our program while furthering the mission of the school.
Lemaire earned a PhD from UMSON; an MS in psychiatric nursing from the University of Texas, San Antonio; and a BSN from Boston University.