Roberts Wesleyan nursing school has new dean

Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo has recently been appointed as the new dean at Roberts Wesleyan University School of Nursing.

She joins Roberts Wesleyan from Monmouth University in New Jersey, where she served as chairwoman of the nursing department, chief academic nursing officer and professor of nursing at the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies.

“Following an extensive national search, we’re very pleased to welcome Dr. Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo as the next dean for the school of nursing,” said Susanne Mohnkern, interim dean and graduate program director for the School of Nursing at Roberts Wesleyan University. “Dr. Dowling-Castronovo possesses the leadership qualities that will not only promote the mission of the school of nursing and the university but will also enhance educational experiences for students in our program to pursue rewarding careers in essential health care roles.”

Dowling-Castronovo brings to her new role more than two decades of experience as a practitioner and a leader in academic settings. Board-certified in palliative and gerontological care, her background in health care includes a variety of nursing and clinical positions at hospitals and clinics in the New York City area, including Brooklyn Hospital Center, NYU Downtown Family Care Clinic, Staten Island University Hospital and Northwell Health.

Prior to her tenure at Monmouth University, Dowling-Castronovo held respective academic appointments and professorial roles as a certified nurse educator at several schools along the East Coast, including New York University, College of Staten Island (City University of New York) and Wagner College.

Dowling-Castronovo obtained her Associate in Applied Science and Bachelor of Science from the College of Staten Island, a master’s degree from New York University’s Division of Nursing and her Ph.D. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She will relocate from Staten Island to the Greater Rochester area this spring as she assumes the role of dean.