In July, Rosalie O’Dell Mainous, Ph.D., APRN, NNP-BC, associate dean for graduate programs and research at the University of Louisville, was named dean of Wright State University–Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health.
“I am looking forward to working with Mainous,” said Provost Angle. “She brings a great depth of experience and energy to the dean’s position at Wright State. Having excelled as a nurse, a nurse practitioner, a researcher, and an administrator, she is well positioned to lead.
Mainous became an instructor at the University of Louisville’s School of Nursing in 1987, an associate professor in 1993, and was named coordinator of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program in 1998.
Mainous was appointed interim associate dean for graduate academic affairs in 2006. She later became the associate dean for graduate programs and, in 2009, the associate dean for graduate programs and research.
She worked at University of Louisville Hospital as an R.N. in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and at Kosair Children’s Hospital as a neonatal nurse practitioner. She has been in the academic environment for over 25 years and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Mainous was appointed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation executive nurse fellow in 2009 and is in the Leadership America Class 2011.
She obtained her associate degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University, her bachelor’s from the University of Louisville, her master’s from Indiana University–Purdue University at Indianapolis, and her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. She did a neonatal nurse practitioner post-masters option at the University of Louisville.