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School of Nursing Welcomes New Chair Denise Seigart

Denise Seigart has joined Boise State University’s School of Nursing as the chair of the undergraduate nursing and masters of nursing of populations programs.

Seigart previously served as the associate dean for nursing education at Stevenson University in Baltimore, Maryland and as a professor and administrator at Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. She has also served as a visiting professor at Volograd University in Russia.

Seigart earned her bachelors in nursing from Niagara University, her masters in Community Health Nursing at Binghamton University, and her doctorate in Human Service Studies at Cornell University.

Seigart has experience in obstetrical and pediatric nursing, community health nursing, teaching, curriculum development and program evaluation. She is passionate about finding opportunities for students to study abroad, particularly in programs like nursing because these opportunities are more difficult to find due to strict course progression and accreditation rules. Seigart has been actively involved in multiple research projects, concentrating on the areas of feminist evaluation and school-based health care. While at Stevenson, she solicited and received over two million dollars in research grants for the nursing program, including a grant to promote the success of minority and disadvantaged students in the nursing program so as to better reflect the country’s diverse population.

Seigart has presented nationally and internationally and has authored multiple publications. Her most recent publication is “Feminist Evaluation and Research: Theory and Practice,” a book co-edited with Sharon Brisolara and Saumitra SenGuptra.

“I am excited to be at Boise State because of all the fantastic activities going on at the university,” said Seigart. “Everyone is open to exploring new possibilities and directions. The spirit of innovation has a palpable feel here. It’s truly an up and coming place. The talents of the nursing faculty and Dr. Ann Hubbert’s vision as the director of the school are creating a school of distinction.”