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School of Nursing welcomes new divisional leadership team

The College of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing are pleased to welcome new divisional dean and clinical associate professor Shelle Poole and new associate divisional dean, chief nurse administrator and professor Jayne Josephsen.

Ann Hubbert recently retired as the School of Nursing divisional dean. She will continue to work on special projects within the school while this transition takes place. Her employment in this role will last until mid-October 2020.

“As dean, I want to extend a heart-felt thanks for all Dr. Hubbert has done as the leader in nursing,” said Tim Dunnagan, dean of the College of Health Sciences. “I know Dr. Poole and Dr. Josephsen are looking forward to working with our community partners to develop innovative solutions in nursing education to meet Idaho’s nursing and health care needs. Please join the School of Nursing in welcoming their new divisional leadership team.”

Portrait of Shelle Poole
Shelle Poole

Poole has been a Boise State faculty member since 2013 and has been the associate divisional dean for the School of Nursing this past year. She brings extensive knowledge and expertise in organizational leadership and strategic management. In her career, Poole has focused on leading business improvements, organizational design and transformational leadership. She has led multiple pan-enterprise initiatives and has worked in innovation incubator teams. While at Boise State, she has taught across several departments and has also received several faculty awards.

Poole has significant training in organizational leadership, having received her doctorate in adult development and organizational leadership from the University of Idaho and her master’s degree in organizational leadership from George Fox University. Poole has acted as a business consultant in a variety of venues and brings more than 20 years of business leadership experience to the School of Nursing. She also brings a depth of knowledge to the School of Nursing as a leadership expert with a passion for meeting Idaho’s nursing workforce needs. Given her diverse skills, she is the perfect candidate to lead a school of nursing as health care moves from a fee for service to value-based care model.

Jayne Josephsen

Josephsen has been a faculty member in the School of Nursing since 2006. She is nationally certified in care coordination and transition management, and hospice and palliative care nursing. Josephsen brings extensive knowledge and expertise in curriculum development, accreditation and the ongoing transition to value-based healthcare. Her research focus has been in metacognition, cognitive load theory and simulation-based learning. Josephsen has a productive record of dissemination and was co-principal investigator for the Statewide Health Innovation Program Grant for the State of Idaho’s evaluation team. Additionally, Josephsen brings many years of experience working in a variety of social and human services, with diverse client populations.

Josephsen has significant training in curriculum and education, receiving her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Boise State and her master’s degree in nursing education from Idaho State University. She brings expertise in distance learning, curriculum development, and a passion for developing nurses who can deliver excellent care across the continuum of care and settings. Her nursing, educational and research skills partnered with Poole’s business, organizational and teaching expertise make for a dynamic leadership team in nursing.