The Board of Regents at Memorial University has approved the appointment of Dr. Alice Gaudine as dean pro tempore of the School of Nursing.
Dr. Gaudine takes over from Dr. Judith McFetridge-Durdle who is resigning to become dean of the College of Nursing at Florida State University.
Dr. Gaudine came to Memorial University’s 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.
She also held a cross appointment with the Counseling Center at Memorial University (2002 – 2010), and was associate dean of graduate studies and research at Memorial’s School of Nursing (2002 – 2005).
“We have a long history of graduating BN-prepared nurses who are recognized for their knowledge, skill, and caring,” said Dr. Gaudine, “And with our new PhD program and the admission of nurse practitioner students at the graduate level, it’s an exciting time to be in the School of Nursing.”
Prior to starting at the School of Nursing, Dr. Gaudine had extensive experience as a nursing manager and staff nurse working in the area of mental health.
Dr. Gaudine, RN, 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, nurse managers 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’ absenteeism and turnover.
Dr. Gaudine will serve as dean pro tempore until Sept. 30, 2014, or until a permanent dean is found.