Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Koester Named Dean of Nursing

Vol State has named Cassie Koester as the new dean of Nursing. She will supervise the Vol State RN Nursing associate of applied science (AAS) degree program. It’s a two-year degree to prepare students to apply to sit for licensure as a Registered Nurse, held on the Gallatin and Livingston campuses.

“I love the area and I love the community college setting, especially when it comes to nursing,” Koester said. “Vol State has a great deal to offer their nursing students and there is still room for growth.  Vol State seemed like the perfect fit.” 

Koester was most recently on the nursing faculty at Lake Land College in Mattoon, IL. She is a licensed Registered Nurse in Tennessee. She has a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Downers Grove, IL.

The first class of Vol State Nursing A.A.S. students finished the program this summer, for a fall graduation. The second class is underway currently. The application for the next group will be available in March, for a June start. For more information on nursing opportunities at Vol State visit: www.volstate.edu/nursing.

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