Dr. Dorothy Herron to direct BSN Degree Program

Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University has announced the appointment of Dr. Dorothy G. Herron as director of its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. Herron begins her new post on the University's main campus June 1, 2011. The BSN program is slated to begin enrolling pre-nursing students in 2011 with the full nursing curriculum starting in 2012, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Herron has worked in the clinical setting at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, S.C. She has held teaching positions as a professor at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, the University of South Carolina in Columbia and, most recently, was clinical professor at the School of Nursing at UNC- Greensboro.

“Wingate University is fortunate to have secured Dr. Herron as our director of the nursing program,” said Dr. Martha Asti, vice president for academic affairs. “Dr. Herron served as Wingate’s consultant throughout the feasibility study process; therefore, she understands our needs and institutional identity. Her skills will be important to Wingate as we construct the BSN curriculum and requisite documents.”

The BSN program will complement the University's other successful health sciences programs including the Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Physician Assistant Studies, soon to be located at the new Levine College of Health Sciences on campus.

The BSN program would initially enroll 20 students per class and would be geared toward high school students who desire a four-year degree.

"We are looking forward to a nursing program that will prepare students not only for traditional nursing roles, but for advancement areas such as administrative, research, consulting and teaching," said Wingate University President Jerry E. McGee.
About Wingate University

Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private comprehensive University with more than 2,300 students on campuses in Wingate and Matthews, North Carolina. The University offers 32 undergraduate majors, 36 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, physician assistant studies, sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education.

Wingate students gain the tools and support they need to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life. The campus community offers in-class learning, out-of-class experiences, strong mentors, a competitive yet caring environment and rewarding community service opportunities for a complete educational experience.

Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports, and the University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past four years.
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