U.Va. Nursing Dean Named One Of “Most Powerful People In Healthcare” Jeanette Lancaster A Finalist For Top 100

June 14, 2006 -- Jeanette Lancaster, Ph.D, R.N. FAAN, dean of the University of Virginia School of Nursing, is ranked among the 300 “most powerful people in healthcare ” in the United States, according to a recent Modern Healthcare magazine survey.

In addition to being the longest tenured of current deans within the University, Lancaster is also the Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing, a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and the new president of the prestigious American Association of Colleges of Nursing. She is among 300 finalists (selected from a field of 9,200 nominations) for the publication’s fifth annual national survey to determine the “Top 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.”

Ranked as number one in readership among healthcare executives, Modern Healthcare is the industry’s leading source of healthcare business news, reporting weekly on events and trends in healthcare and daily delivering top healthcare news stories online.

Anyone may vote for the Top 100 online at htttp://www.modernhealthcare.com/page.cms?pageId=1533. Voting will close on June 23 and winners will be announced in the magazine”s Aug. 28 issue.

The University of Virginia School of Nursing is among the nation’s top nursing schools with three of its graduate programs currently ranked in US News & World Report”s Top 10. The school also is ranked 16th in National Institutes of Health nursing research funding and conducts a vigorous research program that includes studies in rural health care and disparities, mental health, oncology, gerontology, complementary therapies, domestic violence and nursing history.

In addition, the school is a leader in implementing new programs and strategies to address both the national nursing shortage and the concurrent need for more highly educated nurses to deliver increasingly complex health care. For more information about the U.Va. School of Nursing and its programs, visit http://www.nursing.virginia.edu.