Executive Nurse Fellow Named Dean of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Nursing

Mar 30, 2011, 7:59 PM, Posted by

Victoria Niederhauser, Dr.P.H., A.P.R.N., P.N.P., of the 2008 cohort of the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program, has been named the new dean of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Nursing.

Niederhauser comes to Knoxville after 10 years in various leadership roles at the University of Hawaii School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, serving as director of nurse practitioner programs, graduate chair and department chair. Most recently, she has served as associate dean for academic affairs.

As it approaches the 40th anniversary of its founding this July, the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, enrolls more than 400 students in its undergraduate nursing programs, 150 in its master’s program and 30 in its doctoral program.

Niederhauser’s scholarship to date has focused on child and adolescent health promotion and disease prevention, with an emphasis on immunizations and childhood obesity. She edited the book, Core Review for Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioners, published in 2007, and has authored more than 35 articles and book chapters on child health and educational issues. She is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner and a 2006 recipient of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence.

Read the University of Tennessee’s news release about Niederhauser’s appointment. Read more about the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program. For an overview of RWJF scholar and fellow opportunities, visit www.RWJFLeaders.org.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Human Capital Blog. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors.