Gwynedd Mercy University is announcing Dr. Jane Tang as the new Dean of the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions. She will succeed Dr. Ann Phalen, who recently left the university after serving in the role since 2018.
Dr. Tang brings to the university a wealth of higher education leadership experiences. She has served in a number of leadership roles, the most recent being Professor and Chair of the Division of Nursing at Immaculata University, where she’s served
as Chief Academic Nursing Officer since 2017.
Joining Immaculata in 2005, Dr. Tang also served as the Director of the Master of Science in Nursing program for 10 years. She was instrumental in developing several nursing programs.
The focus of Dr. Tang’s research and scholarship has been primarily in the areas of Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Services
Administration, including nursing workforce, job satisfaction, and nurse retention and turnover.
Dr. Tang has obtained extramural funding and maintained a record of publication, including serving as an editorial board
member of the Asian Nursing Research Journal.
“I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to lead and serve the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions. I look forward to the shared vision that will prepare distinctive Gwynedd Mercy University graduates to address the healthcare needs of today and the future,” said Dr. Tang.
Dr. Tang is joining the Gwynedd Mercy University community at an exciting time marked by new initiatives to enhance the student experience, including numerous campus transformations.
The new Frances M. Maguire Healthcare Innovation Center and Campus, set to open in 2025, will provide students with access to state-of-the-market technology and enhanced opportunities to work in interprofessional teams.
Nursing students will collaborate with respiratory care, public health, psychology, social work, occupational therapy and students in other majors to learn how to provide holistic patient care, a best practice in healthcare.
“We are confident that Dr. Tang will play an essential role in helping the University achieve its vision of becoming the Catholic University leader in professional and healthcare education,” said President Dianne D’Emilio.
Read more about this exciting new leadership and Dr. Tang’s expertise on Gwynedd Mercy University’s website.
More about Gwynedd Mercy University’s Nursing Program.