Norma Hall, who has served as an assistant professor and director of the Graduate Nursing Program, was appointed dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Indianapolis in May 2017 after a competitive national search. She had served as interim dean since mid-December 2016.
“We are excited about the vision and leadership that Dean Hall brings to this role. She received strong support from her colleagues and other stakeholders based on the excellent work she did as interim dean. I have been impressed with her vision for the School,” said Stephen H. Kolison Jr., executive vice president and provost.
Hall has been a registered nurse for 25 years, practicing in cardiovascular nursing, critical care, emergency nursing and nursing management. In addition to her leadership role with the School, Hall has worked closely with faculty on securing new clinical partnerships, research, and coordinating student assessment outcomes and CCNE accreditation. Since assuming the dean role, the school has solidified its Nursing Academy partnership with Community Health Network and has launched a new program with Eli Lilly & Co that gives UIndy students an opportunity to complete a nursing research program onsite at Lilly. Furthermore, Hall’s charge as dean will continue the School’s history of excellence, with a focus on incoming students, programs and student preparedness.
Hall earned a doctorate of Nursing Practice from University of Southern Indiana, a master of science in nursing administration from University of Indianapolis, a bachelor of science in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University and an associate degree in nursing from Indiana State University. She is a member of the Indiana State Nurses Association, serving on several task forces and as a board member of the Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives.