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Williams named WCU nursing dean



Dr. Janet Williams has been named as the new dean of the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing at William Carey University. Williams has served in the school of nursing for over 20 years as a teacher and administrator and most recently as acting dean.

Williams received a B.S. in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi, a MSN in adult health nursing from University of Alabama in Birmingham, an MBA from University of South Alabama and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from USM. As an RN with licensure in Mississippi and Louisiana, she held various positions before coming to WCU. She worked as a critical care supervisor at the Doctor’s Hospital in Mobile, as an instructor at Providence School of Nursing in Mobile, as a sales representative for Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals, as a critical care consultant and educator at University of South Alabama Medical Center, as director of education and quality assurance at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Gulfport and as a staff nurse at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, among other positions.

In 1990, Williams began her career at WCU on the Tradition campus as an associate professor and the nursing program director. In addition to nursing, she also taught classes in the MBA program. In 2009, she was named associate dean of nursing for WCU’s Mississippi campuses, and in 2010, was named acting dean for WCU school of nursing programs on all campuses.

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