Date: July 25, 2005
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PNC Appoints Nursing Department Chair
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central has appointed Dr. Yeou-Lan Duh Chen as chair of its Nursing Department.
Chen comes to PNC after serving as a professor at Westminster College School of Nursing and Health Science in Salt Lake City, Utah. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Utah, her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the National Defense Medical Center in Taiwan.
An international professor and scholar, Chen concentrates much of her work on nursing research and theory. She published three textbooks on nursing and healthcare, and chapters in another two books. Chen also developed a nursing theory “Conformity with nature” which is based on Chinese philosophy, culture and medicine. The theory has been successfully applied on stress management and the end of life.
Her other areas of professional interest and expertise include complementary alternative medicine and healing; Chinese philosophy, culture and medicine; energy healing and spirituality, healthy lifestyles; community nursing; transcultural nursing and women health.
Chen has earned a number of professional distinctions and honors, including U.S Professor of the Year in Utah as awarded by the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement and Support of Education; the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Shaw Publication Award from Westminster College; and the Excellence in Research Award by Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society Iota Iota chapter. She has been awarded numerous grants, including several research grants from Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society Iota Iota chapter.
In addition, Chen was elected Fellow of the Western Academy of Nurses by the Western Institute of Nursing and was listed as a Healthcare Hero by “Utah Business Magazine.” Several international colleges, universities and hospitals have named Chen an international professor and scholar.
She has written many articles and presented at conferences and workshops throughout the United States and internationally.