TROY names new director of School of Nursing | News
TROY – Dr. L. Diane Weed has been named Director of Troy University’s School of Nursing, according to College of Health and Human Services Dean Dr. Damon Andrew.
In her new duties, Dr. Weed will have overall supervisory responsibilities for the Associate of Science in Nursing, Registered Nurse-Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.
"The College of Health and Human Services is most pleased to have someone of Dr. Weed’s knowledge and experience as the Director of the School of Nursing," Dr. Andrew said. "Dr. Weed has exhibited outstanding leadership skills as interim Director of the School of Nursing, and her understanding of the future of nursing in higher education will be very beneficial for the continued growth of the School of Nursing at Troy University.”
Dr. Weed, who joined the TROY faculty in 2004 as an assistant professor on the Phenix City Campus, has served as the first coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and as the school’s interim director. A nurse practitioner, she has been honored for her work outside the classroom by the Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing and the Alabama Arthritis Foundation.
She has authored seven peer-reviewed publications, four instructional publications and conducted 19 peer-reviewed state or national presentations. She has mentored 10 Troy University graduate nursing students in their Scholarly Inquiry Practicum, as well as serving as a Residency Project committee chair or member for eight students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice at TROY.
“It is a privilege and honor to be leading the School of Nursing during such an exciting time of growth, opportunity and advancement,” Dr. Weed said. “Our school is in an ideal place to be on the forefront of advances in nursing education. With administration, faculty and staff working together and exploring innovative ways to educate nurses, great achievements are in the future.”
Dr. Weed completed her bachelor of science in nursing at TROY, having first completed the associate of science in nursing at Wallace Junior College. She completed her master’s degree at the University of Alabama Huntsville and her Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. In addition, she holds post-master’s certificates from University of Alabama Birmingham and the University of South Alabama.
The School of Nursing’s programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC). The College of Health and Human Services, consists of the Department of Human Services, Rehabilitation and Social Work, the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion and the Department of Athletic Training Education, in addition to the School of Nursing. The University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is TROY’s first doctoral program.
Information Source: Troy University