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Dr. Jeffrey A. Olsen Appointed President of Nightingale College

SALT LAKE CITY, UT / AGILITYPR.NEWS / March 15, 2023 / Previously served the College as Vice President, Learner Experience and Provost

March 15, 2023 – (Salt Lake City) – Nightingale Education Group today announced Dr. Jeffrey A. Olsen, formerly vice president and provost, as the second President of Nightingale College, a national leader in distance learning for pre- and post-licensure nursing education programs, effective March 1, 2023.

Dr. Olsen joined Nightingale College in December 2017, and has served as the College’s Vice President, Learner Experience and Provost. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Brigham Young University, Pacific Lutheran University, Western Illinois University and Utah State University, Dr. Olsen earned his doctorate in instructional technology and learning science. He continues to be an integral part of the evolution, success, and molding of the mission of Nightingale College. Prior to joining Nightingale, Dr. Olsen was the Instructional Design Manager in the College of Health Professions at Western Governors University where he oversaw the development of new health profession educational programs. 

“As I follow in the footsteps of Mikhail Shneyder, the College’s first president, I look forward to carrying on his tireless work in improving health outcomes, creating access and opportunity for underserved communities, and elevating people, families, and communities,” said Dr. Olsen.

Dr. Olsen has been a strong advocate of helping people elevate themselves, their families, and their communities. He also has been a longstanding supporter, working toward closing education equity gaps in the United States. Recently named one of Utah Business Magazine’s ‘Forty Under 40,’ Dr. Olsen believes that “education can be a catalyst for individuals to be the best versions of themselves however that looks to them.” 

During his tenure at Nightingale College, Dr. Olsen has worked diligently to create outlets for opportunity and access for underserved and vulnerable populations. Dr. Olsen will succeed Mikhail Shneyder, MBA, RN, who will continue serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Nightingale Education Group. 

To learn more about Nightingale College, please click here.

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About Nightingale College

A division of Nightingale Education Group headquartered in Salt Lake City, Nightingale College is a pioneer in distance learning for pre-licensure nursing education. The College offers nursing programs with its fully accredited programs in practical nursing, RN-to-baccalaureate degree bridge, and bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs. It also offers a pre-accredited LPN-to-associate degree nursing program. Supporting the growing need for nurses and providing strategies to combat the nursing shortage and to close education and health equity gaps, the College’s programs work to develop and maintain a steady supply of diverse nurses, with the help of local healthcare systems. Nightingale College emphasizes graduating future nurses who are confident, competent, and compassionate. Since its establishment in 2010, the College has graduated more than 2,500 nursing students and is currently enrolling learners from across the U.S, while offering supervised on-ground field experiences in Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. To learn more about Nightingale College, its mission and programs, visit nightingale.edu.


Shannon Michael

Director, Communications


Nightingale Education Group

Phone: 801-205-6714