Special to the Bulletin

Ranger College will hold a welcome reception for Dr. Jonas Nguh, the new Dean of Nursing, from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 at the Early Consolidated Business Complex, located at 104 E. Industrial Blvd. in Early.

Dr. Nguh is a multi-award winner of over 12 national and international awards and serves on several healthcare boards. He brings over 15 years of experience in academic setting. Prior to joining Ranger College, he served as professor at Abilene Christian University (ACU) where he was instrumental in designing the Doctor of Nursing (DNP) Program.

Dr. Nguh is a registered nurse by training and has taught across all levels of nursing. He has also worked in every nursing capacity making him not only relevant but knowledgeable of nursing education and practice. Dr. Nguh has led senior leadership roles including program chair, program director, and now Dean. Dr. Nguh has a PhD in Public Health, a Master of Science in Nursing, a second Maters of Science in Healthcare Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He holds multiple board certifications including fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, fellow of the National Academies of Practice and board certified as a Nurse Executive by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Dr. Nguh is a multi-award winner with over 13 national and international awards. He is the first and only male ever to receive the prestigious Lillian Wald Humanitarian Award from the National League of Nursing in 2015 for his work in community service and volunteerism. In 2015, he was honored with the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Maryland Nurses Association and in 2012 was one of just six nurses nationally to receive the Nurse of the Year Award from Nurse.com. In 2018, he was honored with the prestigious American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Certified Nurse Award for Executive leadership. This award exemplifies excellence in the dimensions of innovation, collaboration, leadership and professional risk-taking and patient centered care. Also, in 2018, he received the Social Impact Award from the British Council USA. This award recognizes individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to improving the lives of others. He was selected out of 1700 applicants, and 63 finalists across seven global regions.

Dr. Nguh serves on several healthcare boards including the American Association of Men in Nursing, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the National Blood Clot Association. He sits on several editorial boards including the International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management, the International Journal of Management in Education, Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, Journal of Nurse Education and Practice and the Journal of Transcultural Nursing.