Vice President of Academic Affairs
Prior to her role as Chair of the Health Sciences Division, she was the Director of Nursing at HCC for four years (2001-2005). Beginning in the fall of 1990, Dr. Pierce was a full-time faculty member of the college’s nursing faculty, achieving the rank of Professor. Before this position, she was an adjunct faculty member in the nursing division.
Prior to teaching and administration, Dr. Pierce was a practicing nurse in a variety of settings including: Clinical Nurse from 1988-1990; Cardiovascular Professional Practical Model from 1987-1990; Assistant Head Nurse on a cardiac/thoracic surgery team from 1985-1987; Head Nurse of General Surgery from 1982-1985; clinical nurse in the operating room from 1979-1982; and Clinical Nurse in a neo-natal intensive care unit from 1978-1979.
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