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Dean of Nursing
Methodist College of UnityPoint Health

Date Posted Oct. 4, 2019
Title Dean of Nursing
University Methodist College of UnityPoint Health
Peoria, IL, United States
Department Nursing
Application Deadline Jan. 3, 2020
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2020
  • Dean
  • Nursing - General

Methodist College, a private, accredited, not-for-profit college located in Peoria, Illinois seeks an innovative, values-based leader to serve as Dean of Nursing. The Dean leads faculty and staff in the delivery of graduate and undergraduate programs and reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Approximately 90% of Methodist College’s 700 students are in the baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. The nursing leadership team includes the Chair of Undergraduate Nursing programs and the Chair of Graduate and Second-Degree programs, as well as the Director of Simulation. These leaders bring a wealth of experience and academic preparation and work in collaboration with the Dean for the continuing enhancement of the quality of nursing education. The Division of Nursing is poised to welcome a new leader who will build on a strong foundation to advance the influence of nursing in the region and beyond.

Dr. Pam Ferguson has served as the Dean of Nursing since 2013 and has led the programs to numerous successes, including the accreditation of the graduate and baccalaureate programs through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Higher Learning Commission, an NCLEX-RN first time pass rate of 91% for the 2018 calendar year, two federally funded grants, and an expanded Simulation Center. Dr. Ferguson has elected to retire from academic leadership at the end of the academic year.

Dr. Katherine Haley of Haley Associates LLC is supporting the search. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their application materials to by January 3, 2020. Questions and inquiries may be addressed confidentially to: The leadership profile may be found at:

  • Methodist College is an equal access/equal opportunity employer and shall recruit, employ, evaluate, assign, promote, or dismiss employees in compliance with all federal and state legislation pertaining to non-discrimination.

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  • Human Resources
    Methodist College of Nursing
    7600 N. Academic Drive
    Peoria, IL 61615


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