RU School of Nursing welcomes new Associate Director


The Waldron College of Health and Human Services School of Nursing at Radford University welcomes Kathleen Cox as associate director.

Kathleen Cox has been named associate director of the School of Nursing in the Waldron College of Health and Human Services.

Cox comes to Radford University from the University of Virginia where she was an assistant professor of nursing for eight years. In addition to teaching, she will assist School of Nursing Director Tony Ramsey with the day-to-day operation of the RU School of Nursing's programs which include the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), RN to BSN Track and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.

"The faculty are expert educators and clinicians who have helped build an excellent program here at RU," said Cox. "I hope to help the faculty and the school achieve new levels."

A second-generation nurse, Cox has a Ph.D. in nursing administration from Virginia Commonwealth University with a health systems focus and a MSN from Indiana University. Her B.S.N. is from College of Mt. St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio.

"The goal of nursing practice is to prevent illness and alleviate suffering. However, nursing research is needed to develop a knowledge base to guide practice," said Cox, whose clinical background is med/surgery.

She has international nursing experience from a stint in Okinawa and calls health policy a real passion.  While at RU, Cox also hopes to continue her research into promoting a healthy work environment in education and health care. 

"We are indeed fortunate to welcome Dr. Cox to our team," said Ramsey. "She is an experienced nursing teacher and professional who will make a valuable contribution."

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Sep 3, 2013
Don Bowman
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