Nursing Dean Rosalie Mainous named fellow of national nurse practitioner group

CONH Dean Mainous

Rosalie Mainous, dean of the College of Nursing and Health

Rosalie Mainous, dean of the Wright State-Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health, has been inducted a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, a leading nursing organization.

CONH has six nurse practitioner programs, including the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Programs, which was launched in the Spring Semester.

Mainous, Ph.D., who has been a nurse for more 35 years and is trained as a neonatal nurse practitioner, joined CONH as dean in 2011.

Previously, she served as associate dean for graduate programs and research at the University of Louisville School of Nursing. She held several other positions at Louisville, including coordinator of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, associate dean for graduate programs and associate professor.

Mainous also worked at University of Louisville Hospital as an RN in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and at Kosair Children’s Hospital as a neonatal nurse practitioner.

She was appointed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation executive nurse fellow in 2009 and was in the Leadership America Class 2011.

Mainous obtained her associate degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University, her bachelor’s from the University of Louisville, master’s from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. She completed a neonatal nurse practitioner post-masters option at the University of Louisville.

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the largest full-service organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties, representing more than 171,000 nurse practitioners in the U.S.

AANP fellows are selected for making outstanding contributions to clinical practice, research, education or policy.

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