Dr. Dorothy Urschel joined Daemen College in 2018 as an associate professor of nursing and director of the advanced practice program, having previously served as an adjunct faculty member in the department.
Urschel has more than 28 years of experience as a nursing professional, including serving as vice president of operations and chief nursing officer at Albany Memorial Hospital and cardiac and vascular service line director at St. Peter’s Health Partners in Albany. She has also worked as an acute care nurse practitioner in cardiac surgery critical care and general thoracic surgery at Kaleida Health and was a critical care nurse at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Urschel’s research interests include adult critical care, cardiology, cardiac and vascular surgery, hospital administration, and organizational leadership. A frequent presenter on cardiac disease prevention to improve community awareness, she was honored by the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region as the 2017 Resourceful Woman for providing education to women on prevention of heart disease.
Urschel, who serves on the board of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology Advisory Committee, received a doctor of nursing practice from the University at Buffalo, an MBA from the University at Albany, and a master’s degree/family nurse practitioner from Niagara University, and holds multiple certifications in advanced practice.
Outside Daemen, Urschel enjoys spending time with her family, kayaking, golfing, and walking her three Australian shepherds.