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Dr. Amy Hall Named New Dean of the School of Nursing

Amy Hall, RN, PhD, CNE has joined the team at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University as the school’s new Dean of the School of Nursing, bringing nearly 30 years of nursing and education experience to the role. Dr. Hall is responsible for strengthening and streamlining academic policies and procedures related to the School of Nursing, and she will also oversee the assessment of teaching and learning, develop new academic programs, and promote and foster leadership development within the School of Nursing.

"As a nurse scholar, educator, administrator, and forward-thinking leader, Dr. Amy Hall is extraordinarily well-suited to be the School of Nursing’s next dean," said Tina Holland, PhD, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University President. “Her collaborative and innovative approach to nursing education and research makes her just the right fit for this leadership role as the university continues to build and sustain a culture of academic excellence.”

Dr. Hall comes from University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind., where she most recently served as the White Family Endowed Professor of Nursing since January 2011 in recognition of her contributions to nursing education. She was with the University of Evansville for over 10 years in various positions. She served as an Associate Professor and a PRN Staff Nurse at St. Francis Medical Center and its College of Nursing in Peoria, Ill., prior to her arrival in Evansville.

Dr. Hall is both internationally and nationally recognized in the field of nursing as the co-author of “Essentials for Nursing Practice” and “Fundamentals of Nursing” textbooks published by Mosby-Yearbook-Elsevier. She is very active in creating nursing clinical experiences in the U.K. as part of a study abroad program, and in China with combined emphasis on nursing and health services administration. She also incorporated advanced technology into the nursing program in her previous position by introducing students and faculty to e-books, interaction software and simulation technology in the classrooms and in the nursing labs.

Dr. Hall is a current commissioner for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. She is a member of several professional associations including Sigma Theta Tau International and the American Diabetes Association. A certified disaster nurse, Dr. Hall is an active volunteer with the American Red Cross, caring for people affected by disasters and providing disaster nurse certification courses for other nurses.

Dr. Hall received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Mo., and a master’s in nursing science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her studies back at Saint Louis University, where she received her PhD in nursing.


George Weigel Delivers Spring Commencement Address

  • Posted: 5/23/17

George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC), was the featured speaker at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University’s Spring Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 22.

Weigel is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading public intellectuals. He holds EPPC’s William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II, and his essays, op-ed columns, and reviews appear regularly in major opinion journals and newspapers across the United States. A frequent guest on television and radio, he is also Senior Vatican Analyst for NBC News. His weekly column, “The Catholic Difference,” is syndicated to eighty-five newspapers and magazines in seven countries.

Read Mr. Weigel’s Commencement Address.


A Successful 2017 Heart Walk

On Saturday, April 8, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University students, faculty, and staff showed their support in the fight against heart disease and stroke at the 2017 Capital Area Heart Walk. Our team raised more than $5,000 for the American Heart Association’s Capital Area chapter.

At the event, our very own Casey Cantrelle won the Lifestyle Change Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made positive changes to improve their quality of life and health, and have influenced those around them to do the same. Congratulations, Casey!

A big thank you to everyone who worked hard to support this event!


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