Dean Doris Hill named to national nursing council

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS – Inver Hills Community College Dean of Allied Health Doris Hill, Ph.D., RN, CNOR, has been selected by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to serve a four-year term on the National Advisory Council for Nursing Education and Practice.

The council advises and makes recommendations to the secretary and the U.S. Congress on policy matters relating to the nurse workforce, nursing education and nursing practice.

“I am honored to be selected by Secretary Sebelius to serve on this prestigious advisory council,” Hill said. “It is an opportunity to contribute my expertise on many levels to benefit students, communities and Inver Hills Community College.”

As dean, Hill oversees Inver Hills’ nursing, nursing assistant, emergency medical services, paramedic, paralegal, criminal justice, law enforcement, health, physical education, health management and community health worker programs.

Hill has served on a number of professional committees, most recently on the Minnesota Board of Nursing (2003-11), where she has served both as president (2010-11) and vice president (2007-10). She is an advisory board member for the Center for American Indian and Indigenous Research and Education at the UCLA School of Nursing (2006-present) and the Minnesota Department of Health Office of Minority and Multicultural Health Committee (2007-present). She is a former member of the National Council State Boards of Nursing –NCLEX Examination Committee (2007-11) and is an alumna of the Ethnic Minority Fellowship Program of the National Institute of Mental Health-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

About Inver Hills
Founded in 1970, Inver Hills Community College is a comprehensive college committed to continuously improving student understanding and capabilities that help students lead purposeful lives, contribute to a vital social and economic community, and pursue lifelong learning. A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, the college offers more than 20 degree options, including liberal education courses and career-related degrees in leading occupational areas. For more information, visit

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