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Appointment of Dean, School of Nursing

February 21, 2024

TO: UMMC Faculty, Staff and Students
FROM:Dr. Scott Rodgers, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Appointment of Dean, School of Nursing

I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Tina Martin, interim dean of the School of Nursing since July 1, will be the eighth dean of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing, effective March 3.

Tina MartinDr. Martin, a professor of nursing who holds a PhD in clinical health sciences, an MSN and a BSN, all from UMMC, has served the School of Nursing in various roles since joining UMMC’s faculty ranks in 1999. She has been associate dean for administration since 2022, assistant dean for accreditation and evaluation from 2016 to 2022 and interim assistant dean for undergraduate programs from 2020 to 2021.

From 2009 to 2016, the Columbia native was director of UMMC’s Accelerated BSN program. She has also held academic appointments in the School of Health Related Professions and the School of Medicine.

During her tenure, Dr. Martin has provided care to South Delta School District students through SON school-based clinics. From 1999 to 2009, she was a family nurse practitioner in the Department of Neurology, collaborating with neurologists to diagnose and treat neurological conditions in an outpatient setting.

She was named to UMMC’s Academy for Excellence in Education in 2022 and was a 2020-2021 American Association of Colleges of Nursing Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing Fellow. Her nursing research has been published in numerous journals.
Dr. Martin will lead the second-oldest school on the Medical Center campus during a pivotal time. Work toward the construction of a new School of Nursing has begun, and enrollment growth of up to 25% is expected after the facility’s opening. This growth is essential to meeting the need for nurses in Mississippi and beyond.

Please join me in congratulating and supporting Dr. Martin. Her experience and expertise, as well as her dedication to the Medical Center’s mission of education, will serve her well in this role and will continue to be an asset to the School of Nursing and UMMC.