Nursing dean retires at Northwestern State

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Norann Planchock, who served as dean of Northwestern State University’s College of Nursing and Allied Health since 1999, has been named dean emerita upon her retirement from the university.

Planchock arrived at Northwestern State in 1977. During her tenure as dean, the college expanded its undergraduate and graduate concentrations in nursing, radiologic technology and allied health and became a leader in non-traditional delivery of coursework.

Planchock also worked to secure grants, partnerships and private funding for university programs. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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