Office of the Academic Deans

Contact Us:

Office of the Academic Deans
Suite 404
410-706-4359
NRSAcademicDeans@umaryland.edu

Doctoral Programs:
NRSDoctoral@umaryland.edu

Master of Science Programs:
NRSGraduate@umaryland.edu

Undergraduate Programs:
nrsundergraduate@umaryland.edu

 

The Office of the Academic Deans supports the academic mission of the school.

We collaborate with UMSON and UMB departments, providing a critical support structure for enriching the overall student experience.

Our programs include:

The academic affairs managed by the office include:

  • Curriculum development and implementation
  • Coordination of admissions processes and support
  • Ensuring the integrity of each student's academic experience to include monitoring student progress
  • Fostering accreditation and certification elements related to student success

Consistent with strategic goals, the associate deans provide interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary leadership and report to the dean.

The Office of the Academic Deans interfaces with the Office Student and Academic Services, including the Office of Admissions and Student Scholarships, the Office of the Registrar and Student Placements, and the Student Success Center. For the PhD program, the office works closely with the UMB Graduate School in issues of student admission, progression, advisement, and graduation.

Baccalaureate Studies (BSN and RN-to-BSN)

The Office of the Academic Deans supports the entry-into-nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and RN-to-BSN options at the School of Nursing.

Responsibilities of the office include BSN admissions, curriculum development and implementation, student progression, student advisement, NCLEX-RN preparation and tracking, and accreditation issues.

Graduate Studies (MSN)

The Office of the Academic Deans supports the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program and the master's-level academic mission of the school.

Responsibilities of the office include CNL admissions, master's curriculum development and implementation, and student progression, including academic jeopardy, monitoring of student's clinical compliance, and accreditation and certification elements.

Doctoral Studies (PhD and DNP)

The Office of the Academic Deans supports the doctoral programs, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Responsibilities of the office include post-master's DNP admissions, PhD admissions, doctoral curriculum development and implementation, and student progression, including academic jeopardy, monitoring of student's clinical compliance, and accreditation and certification elements.

Senior Leadership

Bimbola Akintade, PhD, MBA, MHA, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC
Associate Professor, OSAH
Associate Dean for the Master of Science in Nursing Program, OAD
Professor, OSAH
Associate Dean for the PhD Program, OAD
 
Angie Hines, MBA
Senior Academic Services Specialist, OAD
 
Professor, FCH
Associate Dean for the Baccalaureate Program, OAD
Shannon Reedy Idzik, DNP, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN ‌
Associate Professor, OSAH
Associate Dean for the DNP Program, OAD 

Program Directors

 
Jana Goodwin, PhD, RN, CNE
Director, BSN Program, OAD
Assistant Professor, USG 
Sherrie Lessans, PhD, RN
Director, Clinical Nurse Leader Option, OAD
Assistant Professor, PTSS
Director, RN-to-BSN, OAD
Assistant Professor, FCH
 
Ronnie Quattrini, DNP, FNP-BC
Senior Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice, OAD
Assistant Professor, FCH

Office Staff

Tomika Jones, MA 
Academic Coordinator, OAD
 
China Lee, AA
Academic Coordinator, OAD
 
 
Casandra Nesmith, BA 
Academic Coordinator, OAD
Jasmyne Watson
Office Clerk II, OAD