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Dr. Marilyn Wideman Named Kaplan University School of Nursing Dean




CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dr. Marilyn Wideman has been named as the dean and vice president of the Kaplan
University
School of Nursing.

Dr. Wideman, with over 40 years of experience, joined the University
nearly one year ago as the associate dean of online programs for the
School of Nursing and has been serving as the interim dean since April.

“Marilyn’s expertise and dedication to the nursing field is a true
benefit to our students and the institution,” said Dr. Betty
Vandenbosch, President of Kaplan University. “The work she is doing here
continues to position the University and the School of Nursing for
continued success, including most importantly the graduation of
qualified nursing students.”

Dr. Wideman started her career with a RN diploma from St. Luke’s School
of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri, earning her BSN and MSN as a
psychiatric clinical nurse specialist from St. Louis University and her
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a systems leadership focus at Rush
University College of Nursing.

Previous to Kaplan University, Dr. Wideman’s extensive experience
includes progressive leadership and program development roles in varied
health care and academic settings at Rush University Medical Center and
Capella University. Her grant funded work has focused on developing
academic, community, and service partnerships to develop models of care
that blend practice, teaching and research and on interprofessional
education models for teams working with underserved populations.

Dr. Wideman is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and is an
accreditation reviewer for Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
and American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has served in leadership
roles in national nursing organizations. She recently completed her
tenure as a board member on the America Hospital Association’s
Association for Community Health Improvement Board and currently serves
as the president of the Rush University College of Nursing Alumni Board
and a Trustee for Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Wideman is also a
peer reviewer for Nursing Outlook and Journal of Nursing
Education
.

Interviews and photo available upon request.

About Kaplan University

Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher
education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by
providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for
careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which
has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago,
is accredited by The
Higher Learning Commission
. Kaplan University serves approximately
32,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 13 campuses
in Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Maryland, Maine, and Wisconsin, and Kaplan
University Learning Centers in Missouri and Maryland.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC and Kaplan,
Inc., which serves over one million students globally each year through
its array of higher education, test preparation, professional education,
English-language training, university preparation, and offerings to
individuals, institutions, and businesses. Kaplan has operations in over
30 countries, employs more than 15,000 full- and part-time
professionals, and maintains relationships and partnerships with more
than 1,000 school districts, colleges, and universities, and over 2,600
corporations and businesses. Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings
Company (NYSE: GHC) and its largest division. For more information,
please visit www.Kaplan.com.






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