Gurney named College of DuPage Director of Nursing


Debra Gurney was recently appointed Director of Nursing in the Biology and Health Sciences Division at College of DuPage.

In her role, Gurney will lead program approvals and accreditation processes, evaluate program goals and outcomes and oversee curriculum.

Prior to her appointment, Gurney served as executive director of nursing programs at Dominican University in River Forest, and the City Colleges of Chicago, where she oversaw the nursing admission process, curriculum planning and evaluation and assessment of student outcomes. Most recently, Gurney was Assistant Dean of the College of Health Sciences at Dominican.

She has held past positions as nursing director at Rush Oak Park Hospital and manager of maternal/child health development at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, Ill. Gurney holds a doctorate in education and a master of science degree with a concentration in clinical specialist medical-surgical nursing, both from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Rockford College.

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