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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

College of Health Sciences

Nursing Deans

Elizabeth NicholsElizabeth Nichols, Dean of the UWYO School of Nursing from 1985-1991, DNS, RN, FAAN

Dean
University of Wyoming School of Nursing
1985-1991


Elizabeth Nichols received her BS in Nursing, her MS and a Doctorate of Nursing Science from San Francisco State College. She came to the University of Wyoming after serving as chairperson of the Department of Nursing at Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho. She later earned a MA in political science.

Her interests were in gerontological nursing, and that is where she did her research and writing. She was inducted as a fellow in the Gerontological Society of America in 1981 and into the American Academy of Nursing in 1982. While in Wyoming, she was elected chair of the Western Institute of Nursing.

Elizabeth spent 1990-1991 at the University of Maine as American Council on Education fellow. In 1991 she was appointed as an assistant to the president and resigned her position in 1995 to assume the position of dean of the College of Nursing at the University of North Dakota. In 2005, she left North Dakota to become the dean at Montana State University.


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