Litchfield named Becker’s Assistant Dean of Nursing

WORCESTER/LEICESTER — Becker College alumna Jennifer Litchfield has been named Assistant Dean of Nursing in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. She will help oversee and lead the College’s nursing program.

Litchfield previously served as an assistant professor at Regis College, coordinator of nursing education and technology at Regis College, simulation and resource lab coordinator at Framingham State University, clinical instructor at Northeastern University, and gastroenterology registered nurse at The Endoscopy Center.

“I am excited to welcome Jennifer to Becker. She has an extensive background in the field of nursing and nursing education and I look forward to working with her on new initiatives aimed at further strengthening student success at the School of Nursing,” said Laurie Hillson, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Litchfield is currently pursuing her doctor of nursing practice degree, with a concentration in nursing education, at Regis. She holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s of science degree, with a concentration in nursing education, from Framingham State University.

At Becker, Litchfield was the nursing class president and graduated in 2006 with an associate of science degree in nursing. Both her mother, Susan Maloney (class of 1977), and her identical twin sister, Jessica Zorge (class of 2007), are graduates of Becker College as well.

Litchfield is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, The Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing, and The Graduate Student Nursing Association.  She has been published in the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics. Her scholarly interests include comfort level, and the use of technology among nursing faculty.

Litchfield is a lifelong resident of Shrewsbury, and an active volunteer within her community, and parish. She enjoys spending time at her family’s Cape Cod home with her husband Kevin, and two children, Maya, and Kevin Jr.

Becker’s School of Nursing & Health Sciences offers a variety of accredited graduate and undergraduate programs that emphasize hands-on training and mirror the demands of the dynamic healthcare industry. Our nursing graduates have consistently maintained one of the highest pass-rates on the licensing board examination.


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