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Tomeka Dowling strategically searches for avenues to implement solutions toward standardization, enhancement, and advancement of nursing education. She has had the privilege of collaborating with several leaders within Virginia’s higher education community to bring structure, standards, and processes that strengthen the core of higher education and nursing programs. Working with various professional groups has allowed her opportunity to promote excellence in nursing education while meeting the state’s need for a competent and diverse nursing workforce.
Dr. Dowling is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and Counselor for UVA's Beta Kappa chapter, an advisory board member for the Virginia Board of Education and a board member of the Virginia League for Nursing. Beginning in May 2018, she will become Virginia League for Nursing President, a state constituent league for the 124-year old National League for Nursing which is the nation's first professional nursing organization.
Having earned both a BSN and an MSN from Hampton University, Dowling went on to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from George Washington University in 2016. At UVA, she is the coordinator for the School's fast-growing RN to BSN program.