Nursing Faculty


Kathleen Scoble, Ed.D., R.N.


416 Berchmans Hall

B.S.N., Madonna College
M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Dr. Scoble has over three decades of experience in academic, administrative and consultant roles. Dr. Scoble was appointed the Director of the Division of Nursing in 2003; and in acknowledgement of the growth and size of Nursing, Elms College dedicated the School of Nursing in 2013 and Dr. Scoble was appointed founding Dean for the School of Nursing. In her administrative role, Dr. Scoble has led the development from a traditional baccalaureate nursing program to include a second degree accelerated track, pathways for advancing RN education with several off-campus instructional sites, Masters of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice. Dr. Scoble has previously held faculty appointments at Teachers College, Columbia University and the University of MA Boston; and several administrative positions in acute care organizations ranging from unit manager to chief nurse executive. She is recognized for her leadership in professional nursing ranging from national to regional levels and abroad. On the national level, Dr. Scoble has served as Senior Associate for the former Institute for Nursing Healthcare Leadership, a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Executive Development Series Sub Committee, and for several years as a AACN State Grassroots Liaisons for Massachusetts (MA). On the state level, Dr. Scoble completed a second term as president of the MA Association of Colleges of Nursing in 2014 and now holds the position of Past-President.  Other positions include: co-chaired the MA Nursing Leadership Coalition, steering the development of the structure and work of the MA Action Coalition for Nursing; member of the Executive Advisory Committee for the MA Action Coalition; and a member of a MA Nursing Action Coalition Team.  Representing Elms College locally/regionally, she was a founding member of the Western MA Nursing Collaborative, a regional coalition of nurse education and service leaders focused on the critical role, supply and diversity of the local nursing workforce. On the international front, Dr. Scoble has consulted internationally since 1999 with programmatic experience in multiple countries including Colombia, Mexico, India, China, Dubai, and Turkey.