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College of Nursing announces new Associate Dean of Academics

Kathleen Bradshaw LaSala, PhD, RN, PNP, CNE

Dr. Kathleen LaSalaDr. LaSala received her PhD in Nursing from George Mason University, a Masters of Science in Nursing and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification from the University of Virginia, and a BSN from Radford University. Her clinical practice has focused on primary, acute care and rehabilitation care in pediatrics. She has extensive experience in nursing education and administration, including appointments at the University of Northern Colorado, University of Colorado, Radford University and James Madison University. Dr. LaSala's research areas include nursing and health care workforce issues, health care policy and education issues, and clinical issues related to tobacco cessation. She is well published and has secured significant funding to support research, academic programs and scholarships for students. She and her husband have four adult sons, two who are in nursing, one in physical therapy and one in architecture.  Welcome to the College of Nursing!