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Lindell to Retire After 20 Years as Dean

By Angela Koenig
Published December 2010

After 20 years as dean of the College of Nursing, and 46 years in the nursing profession, Andrea R. Lindell, PhD, is retiring, effective Jan.  1, 2010.   
"I will deeply miss the incredible energy and enthusiasm of our students. I take comfort, however, in knowing that together we have made significant and lasting contributions in the health of our community,Ē said Lindell, in an announcement Nov. 29.
Lindell was appointed to the deanship in 1990. At that time, the College of Nursing offered a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and a master of science in nursing (MSN).  Under Lindellís leadership the college added a doctorate in nursing research (PhD), doctorate of nursing practice (DNP),  masterís specialties with an advanced nurse practitioner focus, and the accelerated pathway, all of which  increased enrollment throughout the years.  During this time the college also established satellite programs, the nursing co-op program, international community health experiential learning programs, and distance learning options.  While dean, Lindell also led numerous collaborative partnerships within the community regionally and internationally to include the Institute for Nursing Research and Scholarship, established with UC Healthís University Hospital (UH) and a Graduate Fellows placement program established with The Christ Hospital and UH.
A tireless advocate for the nursing profession, Lindell was recently awarded the Sister Bernadette Armiger Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The award, one of the national organizationís most prestigious, recognizes the advancement of nursing education and practice.

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