HENDERSON – Nevada State College announced June Eastridge, Ed.D., MSN, RN, CNE, COI, as the new Dean of the School of Nursing.
Dr. Eastridge worked for more than two decades as a registered nurse specializing in trauma and critical care in New Mexico. During this time, Dr. Eastridge earned her tenure as an Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico where she helped develop statewide nursing curriculums that prepare the next generation of nurses.
“Nursing students need to develop a high level of responsibility and professionalism,” said Dr. Eastridge. “Expectations and demands for nurses have consistently increased and I want to be part of the solution that creates a qualified pipeline of nurses for our healthcare community.”
In 2014, Dr. Eastridge joined the Nevada State College faculty as a lecturer and later became the Pre-Licensure Program Director where she played an active role in recent efforts to integrate caring science into the curriculum.
Dr. Eastridge was drawn to Nevada State College because of its focus on undergraduate teaching and its commitment to helping under-served students attain their aspirations. Her academic research has focused on testing in Schools of Nursing and using creative models to increase the success of diverse nursing students. Her work has been published in the Nurse Educator, Nurse Education Today, and Teaching of Psychology.
After serving several months as interim dean, Dr. Eastridge will begin her official role as Dean of Nevada State College’s School of Nursing starting April 1.
“I am delighted to have this opportunity to work with such a dedicated and highly-regarded nursing faculty to prepare our next generation of nurses to be caring and compassionate caregivers to our community,” Dr. Eastridge continued.
About Nevada State College
Nevada State College, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Nevada State places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely underserved student population. Located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, the college was established in 2002 as a new tier in the state system between the research universities and the two-year colleges and, as such, is Nevada’s only state college. Nevada State College is the second fastest-growing college in the country and the fastest growing in Nevada. It currently has more than 5,500 students and more than 800 full- and part-time employees. For more information, visit http://nsc.edu.