Dr. Noreen Houck joined the School of Health Sciences faculty this fall as the founding director of nursing at Stephens College.

She served previously as associate professor and chair of the nursing department at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. 

Houck is a National League of Nursing certified nurse educator with a background in academic leadership, accreditation and curriculum development. Her research interests include patient safety and the nurse’s work environment, including workplace violence and workplace flourishing.

“I am excited to join a visionary team of educators who strive toward excellence and encourage women to dream of and achieve a better future,” Houck said. “This environment at Stephens is perfect to cultivate a great nursing program with strong roots. I am privileged to be part of the Stephens family and our development of a nursing program at a college that celebrates women, the arts and sciences.”

“Dr. Houck comes to us with a wealth of experience,” said Dr. Julia A. Moffitt, School of Health Sciences dean. “She is well-published in the areas of patient safety and quality. Her experience in development of nursing curricula, coupled with true commitment to the liberal arts, is shaping a vision for our nursing program that will be unique and superbly consistent with the mission and values of Stephens College.”  

Houck obtained her Ph.D. from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; her M.S. as a perinatal clinical nurse specialist from Syracuse University; and her B.S. in nursing from Villanova University.

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