DALLAS, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dallas Nursing Institute has announced the appointment of Gwendolyn Gaston as its new Dean of Nursing, effective September 1st. As a key member of the leadership team and head academician, Gaston will be central to further advancing DNI programs to provide students with the academic rigor and preparation to be exceptional nurses in the field. She will also spearhead efforts to broaden the nonprofit institution's academic offerings and continue its service to the Dallas community and beyond.
"We're excited to have Gwen officially assume the role of Dean at DNI," says DNI Trustee and Chief Human Resources Officer at TCS Education System, Donald Packham. "With nearly 10 years of service to the institution and proven results elevating student outcomes through her dedicated work across academic administration, admissions, recruitment and curriculum development, we're confident that Dean Gaston's contributions in this new role will be key drivers behind delivering transformational academic experiences for our students."
Gaston's deep history with DNI spans nearly a decade, including her recent role as the Director of Nursing for the institution's Associate Degree of Nursing Programs, and past engagements as Assistant Director for Nursing Laboratories, and Didactic Faculty Nursing. Prior to her tenure with DNI, she served as Interim Director of Urgent Care at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, New York, Senior Director of Ambulatory Clinical Services with Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, adjunct faculty at Davenport University in Dearborn, Michigan, and Director of Ambulatory Clinical Services at Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit among others.
She holds a diploma in nursing from Kings County School of Nursing (Brooklyn College of CUNY), Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in Southfield Michigan, and is currently working toward completion of a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN.
About Dallas Nursing Institute
Founded in 1991, Dallas Nursing Institute (DNI) is a nonprofit institution with a mission to advance the art and science of nursing through academic excellence by integrating the knowledge, skills, and values essential for nursing practice. DNI offers a variety of rigorous clinical programs to prepare nursing students for meaningful careers, including a vocational nursing program, an associates of nursing, and RN and BSN degrees. The institution is accredited by the Accreditation Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), and is a member of the National Association for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN). DNI is an affiliate of TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact. To learn more about DNI, please visit www.dni.edu.
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