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School of Nursing Names Acting Associate Dean for Professional Programs and Practice

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Posted: 3/27/2002

Anne E. Belcher, PhD, RN has been named acting associate dean for professional programs and practice at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, effective April 1, 2002.

Dr. Belcher comes to Hopkins from the Thomas Jefferson University College of Health Professions, Department of Nursing, in Philadelphia, where she was director of the undergraduate program. She was at the University of Maryland School of Nursing for more than 10 years, most recently as associate professor in the Department of Adult Health Nursing, and from 1992 until 1997, as chairperson of the Department of Acute and Long-term Care Nursing. She has also taught at Columbia University School of Nursing where she served as associate dean for academic affairs.

“I am delighted that Dr. Belcher is joining our faculty and taking a leadership role at this critical time in the history of the School of Nursing,” says Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, interim dean of the School of Nursing. “Dr. Belcher has extensive administrative experience in higher nursing education with several research universities and is highly regarded for her mentoring, her wisdom, and her sense of humor.”

Dr. Belcher is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and is an active member of the Oncology Nursing Society. She received a doctoral degree in Higher Education from The Florida State University and a graduate degree in Medical-Surgical Nursing Education from the University of Washington in Seattle.

“I am delighted to be joining the faculty, students and staff at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing,” Dr. Belcher says. “I have been proud through the years to work with nurse colleagues there on a variety of professional and community projects and to recommend the wonderful educational programs, which are offered. It is a great honor to now join such a dynamic and creative School of Nursing, especially at such a critical juncture in nursing practice, education and research.”