Jana Pressler, Ph.D., has been named assistant dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Lincoln Division.  Dr. Pressler previously was associate dean of the graduate nursing program and a professor at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., where she served for two years. Prior to that she held various positions at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City from 2005 to 2011, including project director of the doctor of nursing practice program, doctoral program director and assistant dean for research and evidence-based practice.

Dr. Pressler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., a Master of Arts degree and a pediatric nurse practitioner certificate from the University of Iowa and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

She has co-authored a regular column about academic nursing administration in the journal Nurse Educator since 2006. Her research focuses on the health of neonates and particularly of preterm infants. She has published 34 papers on neonatal health as well as numerous papers and book chapters on academic nursing issues.

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