Dr. Betsy D. Gulledge Elected Chairperson of the State of Alabama Association of Colleges of Nursing


Betsy D. GulledgeDr. Betsy D. Gulledge, Chief Nursing Administrator of the Jacksonville State University School of Nursing, has been elected chairperson of the State of Alabama Association of Colleges of Nursing (SAACN). The well-deserved honor comes after her four years of service as the SAACN secretary/treasurer.

With an illustrious career spanning almost three decades, Dr. Gulledge has demonstrated unwavering dedication to advancing nursing education and promoting excellence in the field. Her leadership roles within Jacksonville State University’s School of Nursing and professional organizations have solidified her reputation as a visionary leader and advocate for nursing education.

In her new role as Chairperson of SAACN, Dr. Gulledge will spearhead initiatives aimed at enhancing collaboration among nursing programs across the state, fostering innovation in nursing education, and advocating for policies that support the advancement of nursing practice. Her strategic vision and collaborative approach are poised to elevate SAACN's impact on nursing education and healthcare delivery throughout Alabama.

"I am deeply honored to serve as the Chairperson of the State of Alabama Association of Colleges of Nursing," said Dr. Gulledge. "Nursing education plays a vital role in shaping the future of healthcare, and I am committed to working collaboratively with our member institutions to ensure that we continue to meet the evolving needs of our students and the communities we serve."

Dr. Gulledge's appointment comes at a pivotal time for nursing education with the rapid evolution of the healthcare landscape. Her expertise and leadership will be vital in guiding SAACN through the opportunities and challenges ahead, with the organization remaining dedicated to the advancement of excellence in nursing education across the state.