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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Hires Assistant Dean to Focus on Staff Success


Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Hires Assistant Dean to Focus on Staff Success

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has appointed Bobbie Tchopev, MBA, MScED, to serve as inaugural Assistant Dean for Organizational Improvement. Tchopev will focus on operational integration and project management specific to staff while driving organizational improvement, and staff development and success at JHSON.

“This appointment is a demonstration of our strong commitment to integrated staff operations, engagement, and growth,” says Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, dean of JHSON. “Staff play a tremendous role in achieving the mission of our school. Bobbie’s strengths in strategic planning and data analysis will be key to providing vital organizational structure, processes and pathways for staff to exercise leadership and innovation.”

Coming from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, Tchopev brings broad experience in business, marketing, design thinking, conflict resolution, and strategic team management. She has held a wide variety of positions throughout her career including Executive Director of Student Services at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Academic Program Manager at Johns Hopkins University, Business faculty and an academic advisor for Mott Community College, and a recruiter for Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration.

Tchopev earned her Master of Science in Education Studies and various graduate certificates from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Business Administration, Management and Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing from Walsh College. She is certified as an MBA Career Coach and has extensive experience in positive psychology coaching, questionnaire design for social surveys, and strengths-based mentoring.

“I look forward to this new career venture and working with so many talented and dedicated colleagues at the No. 1 school of nursing in the country,” says Tchopev. “I thrive on the opportunity to take the skills and experience of others and integrate them together for the common goal and success of the organization.”

Tchopev officially began her position on August 19.


Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research and practice. The school ranks No. 1 nationally for its graduate, DNP, and online programs in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. In addition, the school is ranked by QS World University as the No. 4 nursing school in the world, No.1 by College Choice for its master’s program, and No. 1 NursingSchoolHub.com for its DNP program. First opened in 1889, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is celebrating throughout 2019 its 130th anniversary as a school and leader in nursing education and excellence. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu and www.hopkinsnursing130.org.

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