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UPEI appoints new Dean of Nursing

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Dr. Gulrose Jiwani is UPEI's new dean of nursing

The University of Prince Edward Island's Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Dr. Gulrose Jiwani has been appointed dean of the UPEI School of Nursing.

"I am deeply honoured to be chosen to lead UPEI’s School of Nursing,” says Jiwani. “I passionately believe in the essential role that nurses play in the delivery of health care, community development, policy and education. I look forward to helping to educate future nurse leaders, and to promote excellence in nursing scholarship at UPEI.”

“I look forward to working with Dr. Jiwani as we continue to build on the excellent reputation of our School of Nursing,” said UPEI Vice-President Academic Dr. Christian Lacroix. “We take great pride in graduating nurses who are destined to be leaders in primary health care, here in Prince Edward Island and beyond.”

Jiwani holds a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Washington in Seattle, a Master of Nursing degree specializing in psychiatry and mental health from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Honours) from the University of Windsor. She is a Magnuson Scholar from the prestigious Warren G. Magnuson Institute for Biomedical Research and Health Professions Training, University of Washington, USA.

She has held executive leadership positions in government and health sciences settings, and practiced as a clinical nurse specialist in mental health, addictions, forensic and oncology settings. She has extensive experience in health and social policy development, strategic planning, system redesign and managing complex projects. She brings teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level studies, and lectures internationally in the areas of policy decision making, leadership development, research and poverty reduction. She is currently President and CEO of HPSC Health Policy & Strategies Consultants Inc., and Affiliate Assistant Professor with the University of Washington’s School of Nursing.

Jiwani will begin her six-year term as dean on June 1, 2016. Congratulations, Dr. Jiwani!


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