Kaplan University Appoints Chandice Covington As Dean Of Kaplan University School Of Nursing

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  • Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chandice Covington, PhD, RN, PNP (BC), FAAN, as dean of the School of Nursing. In her role as dean, Dr. Covington will lead the pursuit of excellence in nursing education, scholarship, research, and clinical training. She will be responsible for providing academic leadership for the School of Nursing undergraduate and graduate degree programs, while promoting student-centered experiences. Dr. Covington will drive strategic innovation to keep ahead of the changing world of nursing education.
  • With 40 years of professional experience, she most recently was professor and chair of the Department of Women, Children and Family Nursing at Rush University. Previously, Dr. Covington was at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where she was the Florence Thelma Hall Endowed Chair for Nursing Excellence in Women’s Health in conjunction with the Laura Bush Institute for Women’s Health. Dr. Covington also served as dean and professor at the University of North Dakota College of Nursing.
  • A Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, she earned her Doctor of Philosophy in clinical nursing research from the University of Michigan, and her Master of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees from the University of Texas. Her extensive teaching experience also includes positions at University of California at Los Angeles; Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan; the University of Texas at Dallas; University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; and Northwestern State University in Shreveport, Louisiana.
  • Dr. Covington has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications based on outcomes of funded grants as principal or co-principal investigator funded by organizations such as National Institutes of Health, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Cancer Institute. Most recently, she was an investigator on a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to develop a breast shield to deactivate HIV in breast milk. She has a particular research interest in improving the health of women, children, and families globally.

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