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Linda Finch Named Associate Dean of Nursing at the U of M University News
For release: August 3, 2009

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Dr. Linda Finch
Dr. Linda Finch
Dr. Linda Finch has been appointed Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs for the Loewenberg School of Nursing at the University of Memphis. She had previously been an associate professor on the nursing faculty.

For most of her career, Finch has taught nursing students and has been committed to nursing education and research, as well as the actual practice of nursing. She teaches advanced role development, a core course of the Loewenberg School’s Master of Science in Nursing program, and adult primary care in the family nurse practitioner track.

She has published findings from her research into the nurse-patient relationship and its influence on patient outcomes, and her current research emphasis is on nursing students’ commitment to the nursing profession.

Finch has been named an American Nurses Foundation Scholar by the American Nurses Association, and she is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society for nursing. She has also served on the editorial board of The Tennessee Nurse.

In addition to teaching, she works as an adult nurse practitioner in a long-term-care geriatric practice.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a doctorate in communication from the University of Memphis and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

The Loewenberg School of Nursing is recognized for excellence in nursing education, research, and practice, and is noted for its comprehensive, innovative academic programs that are responsive to the health challenges of the global community.

When the family of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Loewenberg wanted to honor their parents, they established a U of M Chair of Excellence in their honor. Mr. Loewenberg, well known for his support of the nursing profession, asked that the chair be endowed in nursing because he believed it would accomplish the greatest good in that area.

The Loewenberg School educates nursing professionals who share a common goal of promoting the health of the global community. This commitment is reflected in high quality programs built on the core values of excellence, competence, and caring.

Also, as a nursing school within a large urban community, the Loewenberg School of Nursing’s educational programs are responsive to the health care needs of Memphis and its surrounding areas.

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