Dr. Alice Gaudine appointed dean of the School of Nursing
Dr. Alice Gaudine has been appointed dean of Memorial University’s School of Nursing, effective Dec. 5, 2014, for a five-year term.
Dr. Gaudine became dean pro tempore of Memorial University’s School of Nursing on September 20, 2013. She is a long-time faculty member who came to the School of Nursing in 1997 and since then has taught a variety of courses in in the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs, including mental health, community mental health, therapeutic communication, leadership, and program development courses.
“Dr. Gaudine has made notable contributions to the School of Nursing over the course of her well-rounded career at Memorial and has demonstrated highly effective leadership skills that will continue to serve the school well,” said Dr. Noreen Golfman, provost and vice-president (academic) pro tempore. “She is an accomplished registered nurse, academic, published author and leader who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this important role.”
She previously held various appointments at the School of Nursing, 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.
Dr. Gaudine’s research interests are in the areas of nursing leadership, and the ethical conflicts of nurses and other health professionals. She is co-author of the recently published Nursing Leadership and Management: Working in Canadian Healthcare Organizations textbook for senior nursing students, and she has published in a number of journals on topics such as ethical conflicts of nurses and nurse managers, and issues related to nurses’ work life, absenteeism and turnover.
“I look forward to continuing in the role of dean of Memorial University’s School of Nursing, working alongside top quality nursing faculty, staff and students,” said Dr. Gaudine. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to lead such a distinguished team in a dynamic learning environment.”
Dr. Gaudine holds a bachelor of science degree from Mount Allison University, a master of science (appplied) from McGill and a PhD from Concordia.
The recommendations of the search committee for the dean of nursing position were accepted by Dr. Gary Kachanoski, Memorial University’s president and vice-chancellor, and approved by the Board of Regents on Dec. 4, 2014.