Dr. Stacy Wise named next director of the Catherine W. Wood School of Nursing

Dr. Stacy Wise has been selected as the new director and chair of the Catherine W. Wood School of Nursing, effective July 20.

“We are very excited to have Stacy join us to lead the school of nursing,” said Michael L. Adams (’96 PharmD, PhD) dean of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. “Her varied background, including military medicine, acute and ambulatory care, as well as academics, and passion for the nursing profession and education make her a great fit for our program.”

Wise was called to be a nurse more than 20 years ago. A proud Navy veteran, she spent 15 years in military medicine. During her career, she has worked in acute care, ambulatory care, patient and staff education, population health, and leadership. She began teaching nursing in 2014 and made the full-time move to academia in 2015.

 She most recently served as chair of the Department of Nursing, director of the MSN/FNP program, and assistant professor of Nursing at the Fresno Pacific University School of Natural Sciences in Fresno, California.

Originally from central California, Wise was introduced to the state of North Carolina when she completed a post-graduate program through Duke University. Her family of four now calls Holly Springs home. Stacy enjoys creating culinary masterpieces while dancing in the kitchen, traveling, writing, and going on walks. She values character, creativity, transparency, humor, and honest communication in all areas of her work and personal life.

Wise received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University Fresno followed by a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She then earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from California State University, Northern California Consortium Fresno/San Jose and then completed a Family Nurse Practitioner post-graduate certificate from Duke University.

 She said, “I love helping students visualize who they can become and then walking with them as they do it. I am honored and excited to get to do that now as a member of the Campbell family.”