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College of New Rochelle welcomes new nursing school dean


The College of New Rochelle (N.Y.) has selected H. Michael Dreher, RN, PhD, FAAN, as the sixth dean in the history of the school of nursing.
Dreher has worked in nursing for 30 years, most recently at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions in Philadelphia for the past 17 years. At Drexel, he served as associate director of BSN programs and director of MSN programs. As the founding chairman of the doctoral degree program, Dreher developed one of the first DNP programs in the country in 2005, according to a news release.
”I am honored to be appointed the sixth dean,” Dreher said in the release. “I am confident we can increase our impact both regionally and nationally.” Dreher received his PhD in nursing science from Widener University, Chester, Pa. He continued as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology, School of Medicine and School of Nursing, specializing in sleep in medical and psychiatric illness.


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