Troy Heidesch

Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing names interim director, assistant director

Apr 8, 2020
Kathryne Davis
Sheral Page
Sheral Page

The Provost’s Office at Brenau University recently named Dr. Troy Heidesch interim director and Professor Sheral Page interim assistant director of the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing.

“I’m honored that leadership put their faith in me in such an important school at Brenau,” Heidesch said. “I’m hoping to live up to that trust instilled by them and by the faculty. Ultimately what I hope to do is be an advocate for the faculty and students and help them to continue to achieve the excellence that they’ve demonstrated over the years.”

Heidesch started his higher-education career teaching BSN nursing students at Augusta University in 2011 and then began teaching part-time in the family nurse practitioner program at Brenau that same year. He holds the Richards Endowed Graduate Chair for the Mary Inez-Grindle School of Nursing, and he has also served as Brenau’s Graduate Council Chair.

Heidesch is currently a member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and serves on the Finance, Capital Development and Marketing Committee after being chosen in 2018 to be a fellow through the AACN Wharton Business School Executive Leadership Program. Heidesch has spoken at several national and international conferences on nurse entrepreneurism, telehealth and advanced practice, and is currently writing a book on telehealth for Springer Publishing.

Heidesch received his MSN from Brenau in 2000 and completed his DNP at the Medical College of Georgia in 2009. He is a certified family nurse practitioner and has worked in family practice and emergency departments since 2000.

Page began her career on a medical surgical unit, then shifted to an intensive care focus. She has spent 20 years in various roles in critical care, which included travel nursing assignments on the West Coast. She is an assistant professor in the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing, where she has been a faculty member since 2015 and the undergraduate nursing director since 2018.

“We are excited about the new leadership roles for Dr. Heidesch and Professor Page, and we believe that this leadership team will help the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing secure its place as a leader in nursing education within Georgia and throughout our region,” said Provost Dr. Jim Eck.

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