MAILED: May 15, 1998|
EAU CLAIRE - Dr. Susan Johnson has been named associate dean and educational administrator of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.Johnson will begin her administrative duties July 20 at UW-Eau Claire. She also will be a professor in the department of nursing systems.
Johnson has been chair of the department of nursing at the University of South Dakota since 1984.
A nationally certified pediatric practitioner, Johnson earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Minnesota and her doctoral degree from the University of South Dakota.
Under Johnson's leadership, USD-Nursing has established four outreach sites in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Watertown and Pierre. Each outreach site represents a collaborative partnership with the existing community and designed to address individual community needs. In addition, distance technologies are being incorporated into program offerings.
Johnson is currently the co-principal investigator of a $1.2 million W.K. Kellogg Partnership Grant with Oglala Lakota College to increase the number of Native American nurses serving rural areas and Indian reservations.
A 1992-94 W.K. Kellogg Leadership Fellow, Johnson also has served the foundation as a consultant for the planning and implementation of the Graduate Medical and Nursing Initiative. She is a graduate of the Management Development Program through Harvard University.
"Dr. Johnson has been a voice for nursing at local, state and national levels," said Ron Satz, dean of the College of Professional Studies at UW-Eau Claire. "Her experience working with Sen. Tim Johnson and Sen. Tom Daschle to address rural health concerns for the citizens of South Dakota will be of tremendous value to the State of Wisconsin."
In addition, Johnson currently serves as a member of Sen. Daschle's Health Advisory Group and has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna E. Shalala to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice of the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 14, 1998