SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Dayle Joseph, former dean of the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing, was inducted into the Rhode Island Nursing Hall of Fame on April 5, as part of the annual Nightingale Gala held each year by the Rhode Island State Nurses Association.
“When I learned about the induction, I was taken aback,” Joseph said, who served 17 years as dean. “It’s such an honor.”
Joseph began her career as a staff nurse, and then transitioned to being an instructor at St. Joseph’s School of Nursing. Joseph began working as a part-time instructor at URI in 1973. By 1991, she was associate professor; interim dean by 1995; and in 2001, she was named dean of the College of Nursing. She retired from URI in 2012.
Joseph has not slowed down post-retirement. She serves on committees for Miriam Hospital and Lifespan. In addition, she has continued her work with the Rhode Island Free Clinic on the board of directors. •