SBUH Chief Nursing Officer Appointed School of Nursing Dean at Stony Brook University

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SBUH Chief Nursing Officer Appointed School of Nursing Dean at Stony Brook University
Dr. Lee Xippolitos appointed in dual role as Dean of the School of Nursing

STONY BROOK, NY, April 20, 2010 – Lee Anne Xippolitos, RN, PhD, CARN, CS, NPP, CNAA, BC, has been appointed Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Nursing effective May 1, 2010, announced Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. M.D., President. Dr. Xippolitos has been serving as Interim Dean since July 1, 2009 following the retirement of Dr. Lenora McClean, who served for 27 distinguished years as Dean of the School. Xippolitos will retain her position as Chief Nursing Officer of Stony Brook University Hospital.

Lee Xippolitos

As Dean, Xippolitos will serve as chief executive of the School of Nursing, defining its standard in excellence. Working closely with the faculty and department chairs, she will lead the establishment and implementation of academic, research and clinical practice programs. She is also responsible for implementing NYS Department of Education, University and School policies, overseeing all support services for the School, and addressing needs of students, faculty and staff. 
As a young girl, Xippolitos dreamed of becoming a nurse; it was a career choice she pursued right out of high school. She received her BS degree and MS degree from Stony Brook University School of Nursing. She is certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist as well as a Nurse Practitioner in psychiatric nursing. She completed her PhD at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.  She holds a certificate as an addictions nurse by the National Addictions Nursing Certificate Board and is a certified Nurse Administrator with the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  
“This is the pinnacle of my career in nursing,” said Xippolitos. “For me, to be appointed both Dean of the School of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer in an academic medical center is turning a dream into reality.” 
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