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Ferrario Named Dean of the Decker School of Nursing

Provost Mary Ann Swain has announced that Joyce Ferrario, associate dean of the Decker School, will become dean of the Decker School, effective September 1.

“I am very pleased that Dr. Ferrario has agreed to become the next dean of the Decker School of Nursing,” said Swain. “I was impressed with her performance when she held the position of interim dean a couple of years ago. In addition to knowing the faculty and staff well, she has important contacts on campus and around the state and she understands the challenges facing the profession of nursing in the rapidly changing environment of health care. She is part of the leadership team that fostered the excellence that characterizes the Decker School and I look forward to working with her closely again.”

Ferrario came to Binghamton University in 1985 as an assistant professor. Since that time, she has served as assistant clinical professor, associate professor and professor. She has been graduate program coordinator since 1988 and associate dean since 1995. She also served as interim dean from 2002-03. Before coming to Binghamton, Ferrario worked at Belmont Hills Psychiatric Hospital in Calif. and Foxborough State Hospital in Mass. She also taught at California State University-Chico, served as clinical chief and chair of gerontological nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing and was a project director for the Willow Point Nursing Home. She earned her PhD in gerontological nursing from Case Western Reserve University, her MS in psychiatric nursing from Boston University and her BS in nursing from the University of California-San Francisco. Ferrario succeeds Sarah Gueldner, who stepped down earlier this month to return to teaching and research.
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Last Updated: 10/14/08