The College of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing welcomes Marilyn O’Mallon, an associate professor in the School of Nursing, as the interim associate divisional dean and chief nurse administrator for the school. O’Mallon will begin her transition July 1, 2021.
As an active member of the School of Nursing administrative leadership team for the last five years, “O’Mallon has also served as associate director within the School of Nursing from 2016-2018, program director for the RN to BS Online Completion Track since 2016, and interim program director for the pre-licensure track since January 2021,” said Shelle Poole, divisional dean for the School of Nursing. Poole praised the leadership O’Mallon has demonstrated throughout her time at Boise State.
Jayne Josephsen, outgoing associate divisional dean and chief nurse administrator for the School of Nursing, noted O’Mallon’s vision as the School of Nursing continues to play an important role at Boise State and in the community.
“Dr. O’Mallon has already contributed to a robust RN-BS program, to addressing needs in the pre-licensure track, and to addressing pandemic related needs in the community. She brings her leadership expertise and enthusiasm for nursing education to this interim role,” Josephsen said.
The university will launch a national search for the associate divisional dean and chief nurse administrator role in August. O’Mallon will serve on an interim basis. The School of Nursing thanks O’Mallon for contributing her leadership skills and welcomes her into this role. O’Mallon said she looks forward to serving the School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Boise State University and the community in her new position.