New Dean of Nursing & Allied Health Chosen for Paul D. Camp Community College

Ms. Deborah Hartman, Former Blue Ridge Community College Leader, Selected to Lead PDCCC’s Division
Ms. Deborah Hartman has been named Dean of Nursing & Allied Health at Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC). She began on August 1, 2014.
Hartman will take on the role vacated by founding Dean of the program Dr. Candace Rogers. Dr. Rogers began the PDCCC Nursing and Allied Health Division roughly 10 years ago, taking the program from an idea to a burgeoning and highly sought after educational experience. Dr. Rogers retired from the College effective July 1, 2014.
Formerly, the Associate Professor of Nursing, Nurse Educator and Allied Health Care Coordinator at Blue Ridge Community College, Ms. Hartman will take on a role for which she is responsible for the following activities and programs:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
  • CNA to RN Bridge Program
  • LPN to RN Bridge Program
  • Nurse Aide Courses/Program
  • Phlebotomy Courses/Program
  • Medication Administration Course
  • CPR Course
  • Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate
  • Practical Nursing – Suffolk Program
  • Practical Nursing – Franklin Program
  • Pharmacy Technician

“Ms. Hartman brings valuable experience in instruction, as well as managing and aligning nursing and allied health programs,” said Dr. Tara Atkins-Brady, Vice President for Academics and Student Development at Paul D. Camp Community College. “Her skills as a proven leader are exactly the qualities we sought in bringing her to the College.
“She will encourage a close partnership between the Nursing and Allied Health programs and other academic endeavors of the College, and together with our exceptional faculty and staff, take our programs to the next level,” added Atkins-Brady.
Ms. Hartman has had an extensive career in healthcare and academics having worked as a Registered Nurse at Augusta Health Care in Fishersville; Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington, Va.; Rowan Memorial Hospital in Salisbury, North Carolina; and Durham Regional Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. She worked as an adjunct at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and Rowan Cabarrus Community College. Ms. Hartman was RN case manager of Rockbridge Area Hospice and Homehealth and Americare Plus, both in Lexington, Va.
She has held licensures in Nursing from both Virginia and North Carolina, having held certifications as a Trauma Nurse Specialist, certified Emergency Nurse, certified Hospice and Palative Nurse, and instructor in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, EMT, and Advanced Cardiac Support. Ms. Hartman is a member of the National League for Nursing; the Virginia Community College Association and is a book reviewer for Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process and Practice Ninth Edition.
She earned her associate degree in Nursing in 1985 from Rowan Technical College in Salisbury, N.C., and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1993 from Winston-Salem University in Winston-Salem, N. C. Ms. Hartman attained her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Old Dominion University in Norfolk in 2009. She is currently working on her Doctorate in Higher Education and Adult Learning from Walden University.
She was named “Emergency Department Nurse of the Year” in 1990 by Region F EMS Council. Ms. Hartman resides in Suffolk with her husband, Cliff, and has a daughter who is married and lives in Ohio.
College Bids Farewell to Program Founder
As Dr. Rogers steps down, she leaves a legacy of distinct growth—a period in which the Nursing Division launched several new programs, doubled its enrollment, and constructed a new building.
“Dean Rogers has been an outstanding dean and has done an excellent job growing our nursing and allied health programs to high profile educational opportunities,” Atkins-Brady noted. “She leaves big shoes to fill, but I know Ms. Hartman will do a wonderful job.”