|January 21, 2000||Volume 7, Number 9|
Horsburgh selected new dean of Nursing College
After a wide-ranging search that extended even to Australia and Great Britain, the director of the University of Windsors School of Nursing has been offered the position of dean of the U of S College of Nursing.
Michael Atkinson, Vice President (Academic) announced in mid-January that Dr. Elizabeth Horsburgh has been selected for the position, after a major search that attracted a number of well-qualified candidates from within and outside of the U of S.
After extensive advertising and much consultation, the search committee reviewed 10 of the applications for dean of nursing. From those, three candidates were invited to the University for interviews and to make presentations to the faculty. The committee unanimously recommended Dr. Horsburgh for the position.
She is widely published in nursing journals, with a focus on quality-of-life issues for patients facing life-threatening illnesses, and on nurses worklife issues.
Dr. Horsburgh is chairperson-elect of the Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing. She joined the U of Windsor in 1984 after a career as a staff nurse, instructor and clinical nurse manager at a Detroit, Michigan hospital.
She holds an MSN and PhD in Nursing Science from Wayne State University (Michigan), and MEd, BScN and BA degrees from the University of Windsor.
Dr. Horsburgh will be appointed effective July 1, 2000 for an initial five-year term.
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