Susan Pierce Named Interim Director of School of Nursing

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Susan Foley Pierce has been named Interim Director of the School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her appointment was effective July 22, 2013. Pierce previously served as a Visiting Professor and Interim Dean of the school during 2008-09.

Pierce has both an MSN and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and an RN Diploma from Union Hospital in Fall River Massachusetts.  She also has completed certificate programs at Georgetown University (Bioethics) and UNC (Academic Administration). 

She served on the nursing faculty at UNC from 1976-2007, where she held numerous administrative positions including Associate Dean, Program Coordinator of the RN-BSN Outreach, Undergraduate Extended Study, Undergraduate At Risk Student Advising and the Cardiovascular Nurse Specialty Program.  She also served as an Associate Faculty Scholar at the Duke University Institute on Care at the End of Life and as an Instructor in the School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. 

Says Pierce, “I thoroughly enjoyed working with the dedicated faculty and staff of the school and am pleased to be among this talented group again.”  

Charles Hardy, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, states, “The School of Nursing and the college are extremely happy to have Dr. Pierce in this most important leadership position at UNCW.”