TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (February 2, 2011) –
Dr. Alice Nied, currently the Director of Nursing at Tallahassee Community College, has been named the College's new Dean of Health Care Professions.
Nied has been TCC's Director of Nursing since June 2008, which followed a stint in the same position at Florida State College at Jacksonville (February 2006-June 2008).
"This is a very exciting time for our division, with the construction of the Ghazvini Center for Health Care Education, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it," said Nied. "I am very grateful to the TCC Administration for the confidence they have shown in me."
From 1995-2006, Nied served in two different capacities at Highland Community College in Freeport, Ill. There she served as Director of Nursing from November 1995-June 2003. In July 2003, she was promoted to associate dean of the Division of Science and Health, a position she held until leaving for Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Nied’s 40 years of experience in the nursing field also includes six years as a faculty member at Indiana Vocational Technical College (1988-94) and various roles in public schools and in health care facilities.
“Alice is a perfect choice to lead our health care professions forward,” said TCC President Jim Murdaugh. “Under her leadership as Director of Nursing, the latest class of nursing graduates boasted a 96.72% pass rate for first-time test takers on the state board exam, which is required prior to graduates becoming registered nurses. That made TCC’s pass rate the highest among the area’s colleges and universities.
“In her new role, she will bring the same commitment to quality that makes TCC the education of choice for many students.”
Nied graduated with a diploma in nursing from Chicago’s St. Bernard’s Schools of Nursing in 1971. She later earned a BLS in liberal studies from Purdue University in 1986 and an MSN in nursing administration from Indiana University in 1994. Most recently, she completed her doctor of nursing practice at the University of North Florida in 2009.
Nied has served on a number of committees and has been active in numerous organizations during her professional career. She currently represents the Division of Health Care Professions on the TCC Foundation’s Health Care Provision and Excellence Campaign, which will support TCC’s expanding health care programs by seeking investments for facilities, state-of-the-art technology, student support services and scholarships.
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