Ada Lindsey, PhD



Ada Lindsey, PhD


In 1995, Ada Lindsey, PhD, became the new dean of the College of Nursing. Under her leadership, the college expanded access to nursing education across the state and found new focus in research initiatives.

From Ohio, Dr. Lindsey earned her undergraduate and master's degrees from the Ohio State University School of Nursing and her doctoral degree in physiology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. She came to UNMC after serving eight years as dean of the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Nursing (1986-1995). Prior to that, she served as a faculty member and in administrative positions at Mt. Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio, (1960-1967); University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore (1967-1978); and the University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing (1979-1986).

Under Dr. Lindsey's leadership, the College of Nursing pioneered new distance learning technology methods such as teleconferencing, desktop video conferencing, and asynchronous and synchronous Internet courses. The College also received major research funding from federal and private foundations. During Dr. Lindsey’s tenure, the College of Nursing attained national recognition for its nursing education programs.

Dr. Lindsey retired in 2003 after serving the College of Nursing for eight years and the field of nursing education for over forty years.


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