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Ruth Wittmann-Price, Ph.D. | Dean of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing and Health Professions, Thomas Edison State University

Ruth Wittmann-Price, Ph.D. | Dean of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing and Health Professions, Thomas Edison State University

Current Position and Past Experience
Dr. Wittmann-Price is currently Dean of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing and Health Professions at Thomas Edison State University and has been in the position since May 2023. Previously, she was a professor of Nursing and Undergraduate Programs chair for the Jefferson College of Nursing (JCN), Philadelphia, Pa. Prior to her role at JCN, she served as the founding Dean of the School of Health Sciences for Francis Marion University, South Carolina, where she oversaw the school’s flagship Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Wittmann-Price holds a doctor of philosophy in Nursing Science from Widener University with a dissertation that earned her the Dean’s Award for Excellence. She also earned a master of science with a specialty in perinatal clinical nursing from Columbia University and a bachelor of science in Nursing from Felician College.

She possesses Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE), Certified Academic Clinical Nurse Educator (CNEcl), Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), Academy of Nursing Education Fellows (ANEF) and Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) credentials. She is an editor, co-editor or chapter contributor of more than 70 publications, articles and refereed presentations, and has provided numerous conference keynotes and podium presentations nationally.

Wittmann-Price has been instrumental in garnering grant support for multiple academic endeavors, including obtaining federal funding that provides nursing students from historically marginalized communities with a clear pathway to a nursing career. She has also overseen her school’s endeavors to offset the persistent nursing shortage with unprecedented enrollment in TESU’s pre-licensure nursing program.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Outside of work, she crochets, hikes, enjoys time in South Carolina, and travels with her husband, George Niedzwicki. She and George also spend as much time as possible with their four grown children and three grandchildren.

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