Bloomfield College announces the appointment of Frances Figueroa Mal, D.M.H., M.A., RN-BC, who recently joined the College faculty as Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Frances M. McLaughlin Division of Nursing.
In making the announcement, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Michael Palladino, Ph.D., said, “Dr. Mal is an experienced faculty member, clinician and administrator with strong experience and commitment to supporting the student populations we serve at Bloomfield College. Working together with our outstanding faculty, Dr. Mal will help lead the future growth and continued excellence of our nursing programs.”
Mal will be responsible for leading the nursing academic program including academic planning and oversight at the undergraduate level, and for fostering an inclusive environment that benefits students, faculty and the College as a whole. In this role, Mal will oversee the nursing program budget, faculty hiring and staffing for courses, and assessment and supervision of program faculty while staying current on the standards for evaluation of nursing programs of the New Jersey State Board of Nursing (NJSBON) and the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), among other duties.
Mal most recently served as Associate Dean of Nursing at Felician University, where she worked since 2009. At Felician, she also oversaw the Nursing Resource and Simulation Center and was essential to faculty development, curricular revisions and program growth, securing external funding for healthcare technology initiatives, and a successful accreditation review by the CCNE.
Bringing 30 years of clinical experience from a range of positions as a patient care supervisor, nurse manager, staff nurse and nurse educator, Mal holds a Doctorate in Medical Humanities from Drew University, a M.A. in Nursing Education from New York University and a BSN from Hunter College.
“I am truly honored to join Bloomfield College as the Chairperson for the Frances M. McLaughlin Division of Nursing. I look forward to being a member of the Bloomfield College community and, along with my colleagues, helping our students to succeed,” said Mal.
To learn more about Bloomfield College’s Frances M. McLaughlin Division of Nursing, visit the website.