Hurst new associate dean at College of Nursing Phoenix Campus
Helen Hurst, DNP, RNC-OB, APRN-CNM, joined Creighton University on July 1 as professor of nursing and associate dean of the College of Nursing Phoenix Campus.
“I am pleased to welcome Helen Hurst to the administrative team in the College of Nursing,” says Catherine Todero, PhD, BSN’72, RN, FAAN, dean of the College of Nursing and vice provost of Health Sciences Campuses. “Her experience and expertise will help move us forward as we continue to grow in Phoenix.”
Hurst, who comes to Creighton from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has served on state and national committees related to nursing and health care policy and advocacy. She is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, and has published and presented on maternity care, nursing education, simulation and health policy. A fellow in the Leadership in Academic Nursing Program through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Hurst recently collaborated with colleagues at UL Lafayette on a patented design of a women’s mobile health unit for use in emergency preparedness.
As she begins her new role in the College of Nursing, Hurst is excited for the opportunity to work at the Creighton Health Sciences Campus – Phoenix.
“The environment fosters interprofessional collaboration of health care providers that not only focuses on academic success, but also supports spiritual and emotional growth and wellness,” Hurst says. “My hopes are to expand the ability of Creighton to provide highly trained, compassionate nurses and other health professionals to serve the many diverse communities in Arizona. I want us to serve as a model to other entities nationwide of how collaboration in the educational and health care settings can strengthen the health of the entire community.”