Kathleen Winston, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Unit, joined MSJC in 2010. She provides leadership to Nursing and Allied Health faculty and staff at the Menifee campus.
Prior to coming to MSJC, Dr. Winston was a curriculum consultant for Charter College, an affiliate of Prospect Education and she served as President of National Polytechnic College of Science, an affiliate of the National University System in San Diego, California. Dr. Winston also served as Dean of Health Sciences, Human Services and the Emeritus Institute at Saddleback College, and at Pasadena City College.
Dr. Winston began teaching in California at Chaffey College, Cypress College, and Mt. San Antonio College. She spent 11 years as Assistant and Associate Professor at CSUF and CSUSB teaching medical/surgical and community health nursing. At Azusa Pacific University Dr. Winston served as Project Coordinator for a federal NIH grant designed to prepare clinical nurse specialists in High Risk Home Health Nursing. She has conducted and published research in community health and is the author of a chapter in an award winning family health textbook.
Dr. Winston completed her doctoral coursework in Nursing Science and Educational Leadership at the University of San Diego. She also received a Master of Science degree from USD in 1979 in Family Health Nursing and Nursing Education. Dr. Winston has a personal appreciation for career ladder preparation having received her ADN and BSN from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a member of a variety of professional organizations, and honor societies Sigma Theta Tau and Delta Epsilon Sigma. She served on the State Chancellor’s ADN Curriculum Model Project. Dr. Winston has enthusiastically promoted the accomplishments of faculty, staff and colleagues. She believes it is her responsibility and her reward to advance opportunities and advocate on behalf of those who directly impact student success.