PDCCC names new nursing dean

Published 8:56 pm Saturday, August 9, 2014

Deborah Hartman has been named Dean of Nursing & Allied Health at Paul D. Camp Community College, effective Aug. 1.

Hartman assumes the role vacated by founding dean, Dr. Candace Rogers. Rogers began the PDCCC Nursing and Allied Health Division 10 years ago, taking the program from an idea to a burgeoning and highly sought-after educational experience. She retired from the college July 1.

Formerly the associate professor of nursing, nurse educator and allied health care coordinator at Blue Ridge Community College, Hartman will be responsible for the following activities and programs:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
  • CNA to RN Bridge program
  • LPN to RN Bridge program
  • Nurse Aide courses and program
  • Phlebotomy courses and program
  • Medication Administration course
  • CPR course
  • Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate
  • Practical Nursing — Suffolk Program
  • Practical Nursing — Franklin Program
  • Pharmacy Technician

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“Ms. Hartman brings valuable experience in instruction, as well as managing and aligning nursing and allied health programs,” said Tara Atkins-Brady, vice president for academics and student development at Paul D. Camp Community College.“Her skills as a proven leader are exactly the qualities we sought in bringing her to the college.”

“She will encourage a close partnership between the nursing and allied health programs and other academic endeavors of the College, and together with our exceptional faculty and staff, take our programs to the next level,” Atkins-Brady said.

Ms. Hartman has had an extensive career in health care and academics, having worked as a Registered Nurse at Augusta Health Care in Fishersville; Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington; Rowan Memorial Hospital in Salisbury, N.C.; and Durham Regional Hospital in Durham, N.C.

She worked as an adjunct at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and Rowan Cabarrus Community College. Hartman was RN case manager of Rockbridge Area Hospice and Homehealth and Americare Plus, both in Lexington.

She has held licensures in nursing from both Virginia and North Carolina, having held certifications as a trauma nurse specialist; an emergency nurse; a hospice and palliative nurse; and instructor in pediatric advanced life support, EMT, and advanced cardiac support.

Hartman is a member of the National League for Nursing and the Virginia Community College Association and is a book reviewer for Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process and Practice Ninth Edition.

She earned her associate degree in nursing in 1985 from Rowan Technical College in Salisbury, N.C., and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 1993 from Winston-Salem University in Winston-Salem, N.C. She attained her Master of Science degree in nursing from Old Dominion University in Norfolk in 2009. She is currently working on her doctorate in higher education and adult learning from Walden University.

She was named “Emergency Department Nurse of the Year” in 1990 by Region F EMS Council. Hartman resides in Suffolk with her husband, Cliff, and has a daughter who is married and lives in Ohio.

As Dr. Rogers steps down, she leaves a legacy of distinct growth — a period in which the Nursing Division launched several new programs, doubled its enrollment and constructed a new building.

“Dean Rogers has been an outstanding dean and has done an excellent job growing our nursing and allied health programs to high profile educational opportunities,” Atkins-Brady noted. “She leaves big shoes to fill, but I know Ms. Hartman will do a wonderful job.”