February 8, 2007
Contact: Lynn McFarlane
Phone: (973) 972-8539
Susan Salmond named Interim Dean at UMDNJ-School of Nursing
NEWARK — Susan W. Salmond, EdD, RN has been appointed interim dean of the University of Medicine of New Jersey - School of Nursing, which has campuses in Newark and Stratford. Dr. Salmond, an associate professor, joined the university in 2005 and most recently served as associate professor and vice dean for academic affairs. She has also held the posts of associate dean for graduate studies and associate dean for administration and planning.
Dr. Salmond, a resident of Westfield, spearheaded the development of New Jersey’s first Master of Science in Nursing program in Clinical Leadership and the state’s first Doctor of Nursing Practice program, both launched at UMDNJ in 2006.
“I am pleased to appoint Dr. Salmond as Interim Dean,” said Interim President Bruce C. Vladeck. “I am confident her commitment to excellence will serve the School of Nursing, its students, and the State of New Jersey, well.”
Before joining UMDNJ-School of Nursing, Dr. Salmond was at Kean University where she was professor and director of the graduate programs and then chairperson of the Department of Nursing. She has also served on the faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Dr. Salmon received her BSN from Villanova University, her MSN from Seton Hall University, and her EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is certified in transcultural nursing and held certification in advanced nursing administration.
A nationally renowned expert in the field of Orthopaedic Nursing, she is past president of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. She is co-editor of the text, Orthopaedic Nursing, co-editor of the first three editions of Core Curriculum for Orthopaedic Nursing, and research editor of the journal, Orthopaedic Nursing. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and presented nationally on topics including orthopaedics, nursing care delivery, and leadership.
Dr. Salmond’s research focus has been in the area of nursing care delivery models and coping with acute and chronic illness. She has received funding from several foundations and from the federal Healthcare Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). She served as a consultant to numerous medical centers in New Jersey and serves on the Board of Directors at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center.
UMDNJ is the nation’s largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,500 students attending the state’s three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and its only school of public health, on five campuses. Last year, there were more than two million patient visits to UMDNJ facilities and faculty at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a mental health and addiction services network.