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Betty Sadaniantz DNP, RN, named Dean of St. Joseph School of Nursing

Betty Sadaniantz DNP, RN, has been named the Dean of the St. Joseph School of Nursing. She has been a full-time faculty member of the School of Nursing since 2009 and freshman level chairperson since 2013, where her teaching responsibilities included nursing diagnosis, legal aspects of nursing care, and pharmacology.

Sadaniantz brings experience in management, education, publishing, and clinical practice to the role of Dean. She has served on numerous national and regional boards, including the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the American Heart Association. Her diverse clinical practice experience has been in the areas of intensive care, coronary care, and medical-surgical nursing, as well as labor and delivery.

A graduate of RI College, she received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the University of Rhode Island. Sadaniantz earned her Master of Science in Nursing in nursing administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. She has made numerous publications and presentations on topics related to nursing, health care, and leadership.

Sadaniantz focused her DNP clinical hours and capstone project on the Institute of Medicine Report of 2011: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. She has been involved in the implementation of these IOM recommendations for the transformation of health care through work with the Rhode Island Action Coalition of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Campaign for Action and as Project Director for the Rhode Island Center for Nursing Excellence.

”I am proud to be a nurse and honored to be chosen to lead the oldest nursing program in Rhode Island,” said Sadaniantz. “As we move forward, the St. Joseph School of Nursing will be offering a redesigned curriculum in 2016 to incorporate the newest professional and educational guidelines.  Our talented faculty is committed to embracing an educational approach that  best prepares the nurses of the future to provide patient-centered care.”

The St. Joseph School of Nursing is approved by the Rhode Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. To learn more about the School of Nursing, please visit www.nursingri.com.

An affiliate of CharterCARE Health Partners and located on the campus of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, St. Joseph School of Nursing provides a fully accredited three-year diploma program in nursing, following which graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination for registered nurses.