GREENEVILLE – Three nurses who are committed to outstanding patient care and possess excellent leadership skills have been named to administrative posts at Tusculum University’s School of Nursing.
Dr. Lori Anderson, the school’s dean, has selected Dr. Teressa Wexler as assistant dean, Dr. Susan Wall as director of the Master of Science in nursing program and Jane Brown as director of the Bachelor of Science in nursing program.
“These exceptionally qualified professionals have distinguished themselves throughout their careers and will be valuable partners as we continue to elevate the quality of our nursing program,” Dr. Anderson said. “This strong leadership team has a great understanding of today’s health care landscape and will ensure our students are ready to meet the needs of patients.”
Dr. Wexler has served as an assistant professor of nursing at Tusculum since 2018 and previously taught at the university. Bringing 35 years of nursing experience, she will provide leadership and vision in the development, implementation and evaluation of all academic programs in the school. She has a Bachelor of Science in nursing from East Tennessee State University as well as a Masters of Nursing Education and a Doctor of Education in educational leadership, with an educational technology specialization, both from the University of Phoenix.
Dr. Wall has served as graduate clinical director and an assistant professor at Tusculum since 2017 and is a family nurse practitioner. She will develop, promote and sustain excellence in the graduate nursing programs and will oversees policies and priorities that support the program’s success. She has a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, a Master of Science in nursing education from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
Brown has served as an associate professor of nursing at Tusculum since 2013 as part of an academic career that spans 36 years. She will develop, promote and sustain excellence in the undergraduate nursing programs, provide input on all matters affecting them and collaborate with Dr. Anderson and Dr. Wexler. She has a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Lenoir-Rhyne University and a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Tennessee.