Judith Baggs Named to Senior Leadership Position at School of Nursing

April 09, 2001

The University of Rochester School of Nursing has named Judith Gedney Baggs, Ph.D, R.N., associate dean for academic affairs. In this position, Baggs manages and coordinates all aspects of the school’s baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs. She is also responsible for educational program development, implementation and evaluation, as well as student recruitment, admission, progression, and retention. In all of these matters, she will work cooperatively with the dean, other associate deans, program coordinators, the Office of Evaluation, and other faculty and staff.

“Dr. Baggs is a highly regarded educator and researcher and will lead the faculty in the development of innovative educational programs that will meet the needs of nursing students in the 21st century,” says Patricia Chiverton, Ed.D., R.N., F.N.A.P., dean of the School of Nursing.

Baggs, whose specialty areas include critical care, nurse-physician collaboration, ICU decision making, and end-of-life decision making, has published extensively and received numerous honors, including being named Distinguished Lecturer for Sigma Theta Tau for 2000-01 and Distinguished Nurse Researcher by the New York State Nurses Association in 1997. She also received the Excellence in Nursing Research Award from the Epsilon Xi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing in 1995.

“I hope to develop an educational program that is closely linked to current research and the realities of practice today and tomorrow,” says Baggs, who previously served as interim associate dean for academic affairs.

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