RICHMOND, Va. (February 20, 2014) — Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing (BSMCON) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Barbara Sorbello as dean of nursing effective March 10, 2014. Dr. Sorbello joins BSMCON from St. Francis Medical Center, a Bon Secours Richmond Health System facility, where she currently serves as the administrative director for professional development and retention and the Magnet and Pathway to Excellence program director.
“Dr. Sorbello brings a wealth of experience in leadership, strategic planning, change management, program development, and team-building skills that truly embody the values of Bon Secours,” said Dr. Melanie Green, provost and vice president of Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing. “Her commitment to developing others and providing the resources needed to create and sustain success will be invaluable to the program in nursing as it continues its attainment of world-class excellence in nursing education.”
Dr. Sorbello earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing, City University of New York. She received a Master of Science in nursing with a concentration in nursing administration and a doctorate in nursing from Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Sorbello is board certified as a Medical-Surgical Nurse, as well as a Nurse Executive, Advanced from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
In addition to a wide variety of staff and management nursing positions that span more than 30 years, Dr. Sorbello has also served as an assistant vice president of patient services with responsibility for almost 400 employees and has taught graduate level nursing courses at both Florida Atlantic University and Virginia Commonwealth University.
About Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing is a faith-based college offering a Bachelor of Science in nursing program and an online RN to BSN degree completion program. BSMCON focuses on student-centered education, ensuring graduates are highly-skilled and prepared for a career in nursing in the spirit of Bon Secours (“good help”). The College is certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia and accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. BSMCON is affiliated with Memorial Regional Medical Center, part of Bon Secours Virginia (BSV).