Margaret Andrews, PhD, RN, CTN-A, FAAN


When Dr. Andrews first came to UM-Flint in 2006, she was appointed director and professor of nursing for the department of nursing, a unit within the former School of Health Professions and Studies.  In 2016 shortly after the University of Michigan Regents voted unanimously to create a school of nursing as the fifth academic unit on the UM-Flint campus, Dr. Andrews was appointed interim dean.  On July 1, 2018, she became the founding dean of the school of nursing following a competitive national search. 

Dean Andrews earned her PhD in Nursing (Transcultural Nursing and Nursing Educational Administration Tracks) from the University of Utah, MSN in Pediatric Nursing (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track) from Case-Western Reserve University, and BSN from St. John College. Recognized by the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) as a Certified Transcultural Nurse and a Transcultural Nursing Scholar, Dr. Andrews is nationally and internationally known for her contributions to Transcultural Nursing. She is also a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).

Dean Andrews has been committed to workforce diversity and cultural competency development throughout her professional career as a nurse, nurse practitioner, nursing faculty member, and nursing educational leader.  She has been project director of a federally funded program to develop nurses’ cultural competencies, and she served as co-director or member of several sponsored programs aimed at reducing health disparities and increasing workforce diversity and cultural competence in nursing and health care. Dean Andrews also embraces multi-, cross-, inter- disciplinary education for health professionals and students.   In her clinical practice, teaching, and research, Dean Andrews has worked extensively with culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, Australia, and the Middle East.  She is the senior contributing author of the text titled Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care.  The 8th edition of the book will be published in 2019. Previous editions of the book received the American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year Award and Sigma Theta Tau International’s Best Pick Award. 

Dean Andrews' research interests are cultural competence, transcultural nursing, and international nursing and health care.