SPOKANE, Wash. — Anne Hirsch, a member of the faculty of Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing, has been appointed associate dean for Academic Affairs of the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education/Washington State University College of Nursing — second only to the dean in academic ranking at the ICNE.
The appointment of Hirsch fills the vacancy left by Dr. Marian Sheafor, who retired June 30 after 15 years at the ICNE.
Hirsch previously served 15 years on the faculty at the PLU School of Nursing in Tacoma, Washington. Most recently, she held the position of interim dean after having served as associate dean of the Undergraduate Program for a number of years.
Hirsch, a 1974 graduate of Washington State University/ICNE, earned her master’s degree in 1978 from the University of Washington and a doctorate from the University of Indiana in 1983. She completed her Family Nurse Practitioner certificate in 1998. Her clinical practice includes positions at Island Hospital, Anacortes; Providence Medical Center, Seattle; and St. Luke’s Hospital, Spokane. She also served five years as a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy Nurse Corps Reserves. Her research has been primarily in the area of infertility.
“I am honored to have been selected and excited to begin my new position at my alma mater, the ICNE,” says Hirsch. “The Washington State University College of Nursing is on the cutting edge of nursing education in Washington state and nationwide. I am looking forward to being involved in the growth and innovation in the years ahead.”
Hirsch will begin at the ICNE Aug. 10.
The ICNE/WSU College of Nursing is the nation’s oldest nursing education consortium. Formed in 1968, the ICNE provides nursing education to students enrolled through Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Washington State University and Whitworth College.

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