Quinnipiac University has appointed a founding dean for the nursing school it will open on July 1.
Jean Lange, of Woodbridge, will help guide the transition of Quinnipiac's nursing program into a school on the North Haven campus.

For the past 13 years, Lange has been a professor of nursing in Fairfield University's School of Nursing, where she also served as director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Lange has also been a part-time faculty member at Yale University's School of Nursing and an adjunct professor in Quinnipiac's nursing program.

Quinnipiac's two-year nurse practitioner master's level program will transition to a three-year clinical doctorate program in the fall.