Dana BasaraNational Expert in Emergency Nursing now Guides Students

Lenexa, Kan. – May 26, 2015 – Grantham University, a 64-year-old institution delivering accredited online degree programs to working adults and active-duty military students around the world, has named Dana Basara, MSN, dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health. Basara is an educator and nurse administrator with more than 35 years of experience in healthcare and is currently working on her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with expected completion in July 2015. She has been actively involved in student cultural diversity, pre-and post-licensure nursing education, and faculty mentorship, and has a rich history in Emergency Nursing in legislative activities and advancement of professional nursing education and clinical practice. Basara’s passion is for homeless and underserved populations, as she currently sits on the National Health Care for the Homeless Council Clinician’s Steering Committee.

“Dana brings significant healthcare and nursing experience to lead our College of Nursing and Allied Health,” said Dr. Cheryl Hayek, Grantham’s chief academic officer and provost.  “Under her leadership, we know our Grantham students will receive a unique and immersive education that will benefit them greatly as they advance their careers in healthcare.”

Grantham University’s College of Nursing and Allied Health offers online degree programs and certificates to meet the varying needs of healthcare professionals. Grantham nursing students can choose from a number of programs, including an RN-BSN Degree Completion Program, an RN-MSN Bridge Option, and master’s degrees - in nursing with four specialization options.  Allied Health programs are also available, and include: Medical Administrative Assistant certificate, Associate of Medical Coding and Billing, Bachelor of Health Systems Management, Master of Science in Health Systems Management, and Master of Healthcare in Administration.

Grantham University is one of the oldest private, post-secondary, degree-granting distance learning universities in the United States.  Recognized for eight consecutive years as one of America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities by Military Advanced Education,  Grantham has a deep and proud history of serving students who are active-duty or retired military.

The University maintains a strong commitment to high standards in all aspects of its academic programs, learning outcomes and student support services, seeking to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of its academic programs and operations, and seeking creative and effective ways to meet the diverse needs of its student population.