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Paula Milone-Nuzzo is the Dean of Penn State’s Cllege of Nursing.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Paula Milone-Nuzzo, professor and dean of the College of Nursing, has been named the new president of the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Milone-Nuzzo will end her tenure at Penn State in August and a national search for her replacement will begin immediately.

MGH Institute of Health Professions is an independent graduate school in Boston founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and the only degree-granting affiliate of Partners HealthCare.

Milone-Nuzzo joined the Penn State faculty in 2003 as director of the then–School of Nursing. She became dean of the school in 2008. In 2013, when the School of Nursing was granted college status, she assumed her current title as dean of the college. She will begin her new appointment at the MGH Institute in August.

“Dean Milone-Nuzzo has been a champion for nursing and nursing education not only at Penn State, but also across the country,” said Nick Jones, Penn State provost and executive vice president. “We are grateful for her leadership at the University. We will begin the search for a new dean who can provide the leadership and vision to build up her many accomplishments and advance the College of Nursing as a premier institution.”

Milone-Nuzzo spearheaded Nursing’s transition from a school to a full-fledged academic college at Penn State, becoming its inaugural dean. She established the college’s Center for Nursing Research, providing a centralized resource to support nursing faculty research and boost research-related activities. The College of Nursing research portfolio has grown substantially in the last several years…