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AdventHealth University welcomes Dr. Laura Fero as new Dean of Nursing


(Dallas, TX) Orlando, FL, based AdventHealth University recently announced Dr. Laura Fero will become its new Dean of Nursing. HealthSearch Partners, a Dallas-based national healthcare executive search firm was engaged by the University to lead the search for a new Dean.

AdventHealth University specializes in healthcare education in a faith-affirming environment. The University offers an Associate of Science in Nursing degree, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree as well as a Master of Science in Nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees.

“AdventHealth University is thrilled to welcome Dr. Laura Fero to our institution,” said Deena Slockett, EdD, RT(R)(M), Interim Provost and Senior Vice President of Operational Strategy and Learning at AdventHealth University. “We are confident Dr. Fero will skillfully usher in an era of unprecedented growth, collaboration, and innovation in the fields of nursing and nursing education. Our leaders are grateful to HealthSearch Partners for connecting us with outstanding candidates like Dr. Fero.”

“I am grateful to Ivan Bartolome and his team at HealthSearch Partners for guiding me through the search process and facilitating my acceptance as the Dean of Nursing at AdventHealth University.  The team brought my passion and drive to lead and influence professional nursing education together with AHU who is deeply committed to educating the next generation of healthcare leaders. I am excited to see what the future holds as I join this premier healthcare organization.”


About HealthSearch Partners: HealthSearch Partners is a nationally recognized healthcare executive search firm. We partner with mission-driven hospitals and health systems to find leaders who are focused on success. As a mid-sized firm, our senior search leaders work with clients throughout the engagement, accessing a larger pool of talent, to find the right candidate that is the right fit.


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