Dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Named Associate Senior Vice President for Interdisciplinary Education Programs
Cincinnati--Andrea R. Lindell, RN, DNSc, dean of the University of
Cincinnati (UC) College of Nursing, has been appointed associate senior
vice president for interdisciplinary education programs for the UC
Medical Center. Under Lindellís direction, the UC College of Nursing
established graduate-degree programs to prepare certified
nurse-midwives, nurse anesthetists, and nurse practitioners
specializing in womenís health as well as in neonatal, family, and
In 1993, Lindell developed the Institute for Nursing Research in
collaboration with University Hospital. In addition, she helped in the
community placement of nurse-managed clinics that provide care to the
mentally disabled, academically disadvantaged children, and indigent
individuals. "She brings the energy and focus needed to get things
done, and we believe that education of health professionals for the
future will require several disciplines learning together in teams,"
says Donald Harrison, MD, senior vice president and provost for health
affairs at the UC Medical Center. Harrison emphasized that Lindellís
task will be to establish interdisciplinary programs of education for a
wide group of health professions. She will assume her new
responsibility as well as remaining dean of the College of Nursing and
founder and interim dean of the new College of Allied Health Sciences.
Dean of the UC College of Nursing since 1990, Lindell has worked to
make the curriculum more adapted to non-traditional students. She also
helped implement a doctorate level of study for nursing education at
UC. Before coming to UC, Lindell previously headed the schools of
nursing at Oakland University and the University of New Hampshire.
"Our goal is to build better interdisciplinary relationships between
education, service, and research both within and outside the
university," says Lindell. "We also plan on continuing to establish
partnerships with local businesses and corporations to improve the
quality of health care services in the community."
Her published articles and book chapters involve research in several
areas, including suicide prevention, the psychiatric complications of
AIDS, and strategies for managing academic careers. Most recently,
Lindellís research examined the changes in self-concept among
institutionalized elderly patients in nursing homes and group homes.
Last spring, she began a two-year term as president of the American
Association of Colleges of Nursing.