Janet Askew Sipple
Dr. Sipple is a Southerner by
birth and by choice having been born and raised in Eastern North Carolina. She returned to
North Carolina after completing her undergraduate education in West Virginia. Upon
completion of her graduate studies, Dr. Sipple began her nursing career at Duke University
Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.
As her experiences progressed from staff nurse, nurse manager, nurse administrator, and academician Dr. Sipple moved from North Carolina to Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. She has been involved in associate, baccalaureate, and masters degree nursing education since the mid-seventies. Her various leadership positions in nursing education have provided her a variety of experiences in academic program design and redesign, nursing theory based curriculum development, program accreditation processes, educational consultation, development of academic partnerships, international nursing education curriculum design and implementation, and programmatic transition from associate to baccalaureate, diploma to single purpose college, and diploma to baccalaureate level curricula.
Dr. Sipples current focus is the transition of the hundred fourteen year old, St. Lukes Hospital School of Nursing to baccalaureate degree program status through an innovative collaboration model with Moravian College. The St. Lukes Hospital Commemorative School of Nursing at Moravian College was implemented August 3, 1998. She will serve as the first Chairperson of the college nursing program and continue as Dean of St. Lukes Hospital School of Nursing until the diploma program closes early in the 21st century.
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