Nancy Fahrenwald, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, FAAN, brings more than 30 years of academic nursing, practice and research experience to her new role as Dean of Texas A&M College of Nursing. A Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, she has received numerous awards for research, teaching and service including being named a Millennium Leadership Institute Protégé by American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
She received the Champion’s Award from the South Dakota Women’s Cancer Network and was named one of the Top 30 Most Influential Deans of Nursing in the United States by Mometrix. Dr. Fahrenwald served as dean and professor at South Dakota State University College of Nursing since 2013, where she oversaw the growth of four educational sites, including programs at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. She spent 22 years at South Dakota State University, beginning as an instructor in 1995, and serving as the inaugural associate dean for research prior to her appointment as dean.
“I am honored to serve as the dean of Texas A&M College of Nursing. The outstanding programs offered by the college exemplify a commitment to academic and clinical excellence, and to improving both quality and access to health care. I am excited to lead future academic growth, innovative research and scholarship, and to make a difference in the health of patients across Texas.”