Joane Moceri begins tenure as dean of School of Nursing


July 1, 2015

Beginning July 1, Joane Moceri is now serving as dean of the University of Portland’s School of Nursing. Moceri succeeds Joanne Warner, who retired after serving as dean of the School of Nursing since 2007.

Moceri joined the University as an associate professor in 2012, and began service as the associate dean for the undergraduate nursing program in May 2013. Before her time at UP, Moceri taught at the University of Washington Tacoma in the B.S.N. completion and graduate nursing programs, and was the founding director of the Pierce College Nursing Program where she focused on increasing the enrollment of underrepresented populations in nursing.

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Joane Moceri as dean of the School of Nursing based on a recommendation from the search committee and the provost,” said University President Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C. “Under her leadership, the undergraduate nursing program has grown numerous additional clinical sites, streamlined and strengthened many operational processes, and recruited a number of new faculty. Please join me in congratulating Joane.”

Moceri earned her Ph.D, M.N., and B.S.N. from the University of Washington. Along with nursing, Moceri has extensive experience in business management. Since coming to UP, she has taught undergraduate courses on nursing theory, communication, and nursing leadership; as well as graduate courses on resource management, communication, and population health. 

Her scholarship includes strengthening the links between nursing education and nursing practice; especially in areas related to social justice and diversity, increasing under-represented populations in nursing, advancing innovation in nursing education, and the examining of the role of overseas study in increasing intercultural development. 

Her scholarly endeavors have been published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presented regionally and nationally. Moceri reviews for the Journal of Cultural Diversity, Nursing, Education Perspectives, and Qualitative Health Research,  serves as an evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and is a member of the Western Institute for Nursing.
She and her husband Steve have three grown children, one of whom is also a nurse, and five grandchildren.


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