Anne Hirsch named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Anne Hirsch named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Renowned nurse educator to join school faculty effective Aug. 16, 2017

Anne Hirsch

Dr. Anne Hirsch

The UW School of Nursing is pleased to announce that Dr. Anne Hirsch has been selected as our school’s next Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Hirsch is a renowned nurse educator currently serving as the associate dean for graduate nursing education in the College of Nursing at Seattle University. She will join our school’s executive leadership team and become an associate professor in the Psychosocial and Community Health Nursing department.

Dr. Hirsch’s appointment will be effective Aug. 16, 2017.

“I had the great pleasure of recruiting Dr. Hirsch to Seattle University during my tenure as dean there,” said Dr. Azita Emami, Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Endowed Dean at the UW School of Nursing. “She is incredibly dedicated to nursing as a profession and scientific discipline, as well as to empowering students to become the next generation of nurse leaders.”

“She has an unwavering dedication to social justice, promoting nursing, and diversity, equity and inclusion, and will work to transform the healthcare system and advocate for accessible and affordable care for all people,” Emami said.

Dr. Hirsch joins UW from Seattle University College of Nursing, where she served as the N. Jean Bushman Endowed Chair. Prior to joining Seattle University, she was the Associate Dean at Washington State University. She has written numerous federal grants to ensure historically underrepresented ethnic minority and rural dwelling students can become advanced practice nurses.

Clinically, she provides care to homeless families and teens as a family nurse practitioner. She has led statewide innovative programs to improve education access through online programs, co-chaired a design team to formulate a master plan for nursing education in Washington, co-chaired a sub-committee of the Washington Nursing Action Coalition to enact these recommendations, and was recently appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to serve on the coordinating committee to establish core performance measures for healthcare (the only educator or nurse practitioner appointed to this key policy setting committee).

She serves on the Western Governor’s University Nursing Advisory Board. Through academic leadership roles, she helped establish a Ph.D. program at Washington State University (WSU) and two Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at WSU and Seattle University. She has twice successfully brought the Seattle University College of Nursing through Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation reviews, and she currently serves on the CCNE Accreditation Review Committee. She is a Fellow in the Academy of Nurse Practitioners and in the American Academy of Nursing.