Dr. Marilyn Wideman has been named the Associate Dean of Online Programs at Kaplan University School of Nursing. Dr. Wideman started her career as a graduate diploma RN from St. Luke's School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri, earning her BSN and MSN as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist from St. Louis University and her Doctor of Nursing Practice with a systems leadership focus at Rush University College of Nursing.
Dr. Wideman's 40 years of experience includes progressive leadership and program development roles in varied healthcare and academic settings. Most recently, Dr. Wideman has held roles of Associate Dean of Faculty Practice, Associate Provost of Community Engagement, and Associate Vice President of Community Engagement and Community Practices at Rush University Medical Center. She has also served as Chair of Undergraduate Education at Capella University. She has served as principal investigator for numerous funded grants and has published on case management and interprofessional education programs.
"Kaplan School of Nursing is fortunate to have Dr. Wideman join our team. The depth and breadth of her nursing experience in leadership and management, transitions of care, school based health, and interprofessional lifelong learning will be a tremendous influential force for faculty development and students' learning," states Dean Chandice Covington.
Dr. Wideman is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a long-time member of Sigma Theta Tau, serves on national boards and committees, has served in leadership roles in national nursing organizations, and is sought as a consultant on a national and international level.
Kaplan University is headquartered in Chicago, IL and Dr. Wideman is a Skokie, IL resident.
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