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LUSON announces Dr. Tracey Turner as new Chief Nurse Administrator

Liberty University proudly announces Dr. Tracey Turner as the new Chief Nurse Administrator and Interim Dean of the School of Nursing. In her new leadership role, Dr. Turner brings over 25 years of experience in academic and clinical arenas.   

“I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Turner for many years now, including when she served as our BSN Chair,” said LUSON Associate Professor Dr. Mary Lynn Clarke. “I am forever indebted to her because she greatly helped me with my personal teaching practice over the years.”  

Dr. Turner has served as the Chair of the Residential BSN program since 2014 and as Program Director and Assessment Coordinator. Dr. Turner has been a registered nurse since 1997 in three states: Virginia, Minnesota, and Washington. Her clinical experience includes labor and delivery, mother-baby, and high-risk antepartum nursing. She has also served as a charge nurse, transport nurse, and preceptor throughout her nursing career. 

“Dr. Turner holds her students to the same high expectations for growth and success as she does for herself,” said Madeline Carey, Nursing Student (’25). “Dr. Turner has great attention to detail, all while exhibiting notable patience to create the best learning environment for us.” 

Dr. Turner graduated from the University of Virginia with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1997) and a Master’s of Science in Nursing (2004). She completed her Educational Specialist (EdS) and Doctorate in Education (EdD) from Liberty University.     

“Dr. Turner was my first clinical instructor and therein set the pace for my Liberty University nursing experience.  She was so thorough in all our instruction but made our time fun.  Dr. Turner made it easy to want to learn and want to practice our skill,” said Maddison Caffrey, Nursing Student (’23).  

In her new role, Dr. Turner will be focused on the unwavering mission of Liberty University, to provide both academic excellence and an unparalleled student experience. She will ensure that students are prepared to serve at all levels of professional and clinical competency and to the highest Christian ethical standards.

The Liberty School of Nursing oversees three residential programs and 26 online programs with an enrollment of approximately 2,400 students. 

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