AUHS proudly welcomes Dr. Deborah Leveille as the new Dean for the School of Nursing. Dr. Leveille officially began her duties on January 4th, 2021, and has been approved as the Director of the AUHS School of Nursing by the California Board of Registered Nursing. AUHS categorizes this position as the School of Nursing Dean. While directly managing the Pre-Licensure undergraduate program, she will also assume oversight of the graduate program. Dr. Leveille holds many years of extensive experience in nursing education and practice, as she has successfully modified program curriculums and implemented teaching/learning strategies that have produced immediate and effective improvement in student outcomes and faculty development to various campuses in order to meet national benchmarks and ensure compliance with regional, national and programmatic accreditation, and boards of nursing. In addition, she is very involved in community and global engagement, and actively participates to improve programmatic image and garner quality clinical sites. Dr. Leveille holds a PhD in Nursing Education from the University of Massachusetts – Worcester, a Master of Science in Nursing Degree and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of New Hampshire, an Associate Degree in Nursing from Northern Essex Community College, and even a Paralegal Certificate from Northeastern University. Dr. Leveille continues to work at the bedside per-diem to stay current with knowledge and skills in the healthcare field, and is very excited to serve as the new Dean for the School of Nursing.