Dean of nursing, health sciences named at Penn College
Myers, who has served as assistant dean of nursing at Penn College since 2018, has worked as a nurse educator and administrator in higher education for 14 years. She begins her new duties on July 1, succeeding Sandra L. Richmond, who is returning to a teaching role with Penn College’s nursing faculty.
Myers has been employed by Penn College since 2007. Previously at the college, she was a member of the nursing faculty; clinical director of nursing; and director of nursing, bachelor’s degrees. She has also been an adjunct faculty member at American Public University and is employed by Ascend Learning as a virtual ATI/ATI capstone coach and NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) specialist.
Her health-care roles outside of higher education include employment as a clinical nurse educator, nursing supervisor, pediatric staff nurse, medical/surgical staff nurse and pediatric clinical manager.
Myers holds a Doctor of Education, higher education and adult learning concentration, and a Master of Science in Nursing, nursing education concentration, from Walden University, Minneapolis; and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Lycoming College.
“Dr. Myers’ student and team focus – coupled with her successful health-care industry, teaching and leadership experiences – make her an ideal candidate to be our next dean of nursing and health sciences,” said Michael J. Reed, vice president for academic affairs and provost. “Val’s strength-based leadership approach, wide range of skills and experiences, and passion for the health sciences will be a tremendous asset for the school and our college.”
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