Niagara University Establishes School Of Nursing
Acknowledging the proud tradition and promising future of its nursing programs, Niagara University has officially established a School of Nursing.
The change in designation from a “department” to a “school” is an academic distinction viewed internally as a strategic branding opportunity for Niagara’s flourishing cadre of nursing programs.
“Our intent in creating this structure is to substantially elevate the visibility of Niagara Nursing as a globally recognized program,” said Timothy Downs, Ph.D., provost. “For many years, our nursing faculty and staff have fostered a student-centered learning environment that responds to industry needs by graduating the healthcare leaders of tomorrow. This change in status is a fitting recognition and a strong confirmation of the exceptional work being carried out by our students and faculty.”
Frances S. Crosby, ’67, Ed.D., who chaired the Niagara nursing department since 2006, will serve as director of the new School of Nursing. Michael H. Ackerman, ’80, DNS, assumes the position of associate director.
The School of Nursing will remain housed under the university’s College of Arts and Sciences and championed by its dean, Timothy Ireland, Ph.D.