Diane Ames

Dr. Diane Ames brings a wide range of both experience and expertise to the position.

Concordia University Wisconsin is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Diane Ames as the Dean of the School of Nursing.

“We are very excited for the future of our School of Nursing under Dr. Ames’s leadership,” said Interim Provost Dr. Leah Dvorak. “I’m delighted to welcome her to this new role and look forward to a very bright future for Concordia’s School of Nursing.

Dr. Ames has been on Concordia’s faculty since 2012, and most recently served as Co-Director of Concordia’s Graduate Nursing Programs. She has taught many courses during her time on the CUW faculty and has a strong interest in integrative medicine, interprofessional education, and primary care.

Dr. Ames has published articles on interprofessional education and patient-centered research, and has presented on topics including chronic illness management and integrated self-care.  She holds a DNP degree from Concordia, an MS-Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, a BSN degree from Alverno College, and a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

“I’m very excited to lead the School of Nursing in educating future nurses to provide excellent care, innovative leadership, and service within our profession,” Dr. Ames said. “Here at CUW we have outstanding, dedicated faculty who are committed to teaching our students to provide the highest quality faith-based, compassionate care in diverse settings.”

— This story is written by Mike Zimmerman, corporate communications manager for Concordia University Wisconsin. He may be reached at michael.zimmerman@cuw.edu or 262-243-4380.

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