Dr. Alice Gaudine was appointed dean of Memorial University's School of Nursing, effective Dec. 5, 2014, for a five-year term.
Prior to her appointment, Dr. Gaudine served as dean pro tempore of the School of Nursing from September 20, 2013.
She is a long-time faculty member who came to the School of Nursing in 1997 and since then has taught courses in different areas of the undergraduate and graduate programs, including mental health, community mental health, therapeutic communication, leadership, and program development.
In the past she has held various appointments at the school, serving as acting director, and associate dean of graduate studies and research. She also served in a cross-appointed role with the Counseling Centre at Memorial University.
Prior to starting at the School of Nursing, Dr. Gaudine practiced for many years as a registered nurse. She has extensive experience as a nurse manager and direct-care nurse working in a number of different areas including orthopedics, outpatients, and mental health.
She has a B.Sc. from Mount Allison University; a M.Sc. (App) from McGill and a PhD from Concordia.
Her research interests are in the area of nursing leadership, and the ethical conflicts of nurses and other health professionals. She has published in a number of journals on topics such as ethical conflicts of nurses and nurse managers, and on issues related to nurses’ work life, absenteeism and turnover.
Dr. Gaudine is also co-author with Dr. Marianne Lamb of the recently published Nursing Leadership and Management: Working in Canadian Healthcare Organizations, a textbook for senior nursing students. Dr. Lamb is a former director of Memorial’s School of Nursing, and a professor emeritus at Queen’s University.