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2015 Distinguished Alumnus

Josh Hamilton

(MS '03, Family Nurse Practitioner program)

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Josh Hamilton is the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus for the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming. The school plans to honor Hamilton at the College of Health Science's Distinguished Alumni celebration in the fall for his outstanding contributions to the nursing profession.

Nominators sum up Hamilton's Career

One of Hamilton's nominators sums up his career: "Hamilton's career is laden with outstanding accomplishments and awards. He is an associate dean, president and chief clinical officer; he has experience as a clinical professor, contributing professor, psychiatric NP, associate medical director. He has achieved honors as outstanding educator, doctoral scholar, Phi Theta Kappa 'terrific learning coach'; he is a published author and a team player."

Another nominator continues: "Hamilton is an experienced educator with a dynamic and enthusiastic role model for all nursing educators and students alike. Working as an administrator, he was accountable for operations across multiple service lines. His doctorate study encompassed innovation in informatics, technology and distance learning with cutting edge performance standards. He has also given back to the nursing leadership community as a trained evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Dr. Hamilton is currently a nationally recognized consultant in educational program development and evaluation in nursing. He holds not only a doctorate from Rush University in 2006, but also is a certified nursing educator, with psychiatric and family nurse practitioner certifications."

Current involvement

Hamilton is currently Dean of the Engelstad School of Health Sciences at The College of Southern Nevada. “With 39,000 students, it’s one of the largest community colleges in the United States," says Hamilton. “We offer 31 allied health degrees and certificates, including nursing.” Hamilton is also president and chief clinical officer of The Hamilton Group, LLC, an innovative behavioral health center in Las Vegas. He is an adjunct clinical professor for the College of Medicine at Roseman University in Henderson, and a contributing professor at Walden University in Minneapolis, MN.

Hamilton also was named a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2017.


More on Hamilton:

Check out Hamilton's video-taping of verbal history [2015].


Page updated: 2/27/2018

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