Westfield Resident Appointed UMDNJ Nursing School Dean

NEWARK — Susan W. Salmond, EdD, RN, CNE, CTN, has been appointed dean of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Nursing. Salmond has served as interim dean of the nursing school since January 2007.

“Our health care system cannot function without committed, highly educated nurses and nursing faculty,” said William F. Owen, Jr., MD, president of UMDNJ.  “Under Dr. Salmond’s leadership, UMDNJ-School of Nursing has prepared future leaders in academic nursing and practice exceptionally well to do their vital work, and I know it will continue to do so.”

While at UMDNJ, Salmond spearheaded development of New Jersey’s first Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program, which was launched in 2006.  Under her leadership, the nursing school has also established new master’s degree programs in clinical leadership, women’s health and nursing education. Salmond has implemented new faculty development initiatives and brought more than $7 million in competitive research and academic grants to the nursing school.

Prior to her appointment as interim dean, Salmond was vice dean for academic affairs at the nursing school.  Since coming to UMDNJ in 2005, she also has held posts as associate dean for graduate studies and associate dean for administration and planning.

“I am grateful for the confidence that the University has shown in me,” Salmond said. “The opportunity to continue leading the outstanding faculty, staff and students of UMDNJ-School of Nursing is an honor and a privilege. The School has long served as a vital resource for the state and beyond. As a school community, we look forward to moving to the next level of success.”

Salmond is a resident of Westfield.

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