Dr. Richard Bailey, Jr. To Assume Presidency at Northern in October

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Dr. Richard Bailey, Jr. To Assume Presidency at Northern in October

The Northern New Mexico College Board of Regents officially announced the selection of Dr. Richard Bailey, Jr. as President of the College on Thursday, April 28. The College has been under the direction of an Interim President since Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló stepped down as President at the end of 2015. The Board of Regents enacted a Presidential Search Plan in December of 2015 and has been working since that time with Dr. Hugh Prather of Prather Consulting, LLC to carry out an intensive presidential search process.

“We are truly grateful for all of the support and advisory input we received during this important presidential search process,” said Board President Rosario “Chayo” Garcia. “The decision we made was in no small way impacted by that valuable input from students, faculty, staff and the greater community.”

Dr. Bailey is set to assume office October 17, 2016 when his retirement from the U.S. Air Force will be effective. The Board is confident that until that time Domingo Sánchez, III, who also serves as Vice President for Finance and Administration at Northern, can continue to fill the vital role of Interim President.

"As the first Student Regent of NNMC, I am proud to have been part of the process of electing our new president and being an important advocate for the Student Senate, along with the student body,” said Regent Melinda DeHerrera reflecting back on the presidential search. “We are excited and looking forward to our fresh new start with our choice of Dr. Bailey and his positive morale for the future of our college."


View Dr. Bailey's résumé HERE.

Find more information on the Presidential Search at Northern HERE.

Photo (above): Dr. Bailey and his wife meet with attendees after a community forum at Northern on April 18. Photo courtesy John T. Denne.

Maley Event Captures Heart of Nursing Programs at Northern New Mexico College

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Maley Event Captures Heart of Nursing Programs at Northern New Mexico College

On Thursday, April 28, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences officially dedicated the Ruby Palmlund and Leonard Maley Simulation Lab with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception. Through the generous support of the Ruby Palmlund and Leonard Maley Nursing Endowment Scholarship, the Northern Foundation has awarded over fifty scholarships since 2003 to Associate Degree Nursing Program students totaling more than $250,000.

Anyone who has lived in the Española valley a while, or even a short time, is likely to have a nurse who graduated from Northern New Mexico College’s Associate Degree Nursing Program care for them at some point. Since its beginning in 1986, the nursing program at Northern has graduated 562 nurses from its Associate Degree Nursing Program (RN).

“Our ADN program is an important source of high-quality nurses to the region,” said Theresa Lopez, Director of the ADN Program. Overcome with emotion while trying to describe the impact the Maley scholarships have had on the success of the ADN Program and its students, Lopez told attendees at the sim lab dedication event, “Because of the great care Leonard Maley received from Northern nurses, this fund exists. It is part of a legacy of care that reminds us of the very heart of our program and calling as nurses: to provide exceptional patient care.”

Dr. Kathleen Maley, daughter of the late Ruby Palmlund and Leonard Maley, was present at the dedication event and shared with the audience some excerpts from her mother’s nursing school scrapbook. Dr. Maley also cut the ribbon marking the official opening of the newly named Ruby Palmlund and Leonard Maley Simulation Laboratory.

Many past and present recipients of Maley Nursing Endowment Scholarships were also in attendance, and were given special ribbons to wear that identified them as Maley scholarship recipients. Current ADN students wearing their nursing scrubs formed the hospitality team for the event, greeting newly arrived guests and serving food at the reception following the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Other speakers at the event included Ellen Trabka, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, master of ceremonies and Director of the Northern Foundation, Terry Mulert, Domingo Sánchez, III, Interim President of Northern New Mexico College, and current ADN student and Maley scholarship recipient Alfredo Lima. Appreciation of the Maleys and their legacy at Northern was clearly present throughout the event.

Reflecting afterwards, Dean Trabka said, “The nursing department was so honored and proud to host this special event. We were pleased that so many people from the college and broader community attended. There were many community members in attendance who have worked with Dr. Kathleen Maley in various capacities, and it was very nice to see that they came to honor the legacy of her parents. It was also nice to see some former Maley student scholarship recipients and to honor and recognize the unique contributions of the nursing profession.”


View the photo album from this event here: http://bit.ly/23kipFr

Honor Student Ceremony Recognizes Student Achievement at Northern

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Honor Student Ceremony Recognizes Student Achievement at Northern

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society and Northern New Mexico College hosted an Honor Student Ceremony on Friday, April 22, recognizing Northern students who achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the Fall 2015 semester.

About fifty of the nearly 230 honor students invited attended the ceremony and received their certificates of achievement. Friends and family gathered in support of the students and enjoyed a reception following the ceremony.

Master of ceremonies and PTK faculty advisor Dr. Brenda Linnell told attendees at the Honor Student Ceremony, “Many of you are here with your family and your support network, and they are a large part of the reason you can walk across this stage today and be acknowledged. You can focus on your studies and get good grades because of their support—watching your children, helping with your finances or offering you a place to live—and in turn one day you will support them and remember all that they have done for you.”

PTK is a nationwide honors society that focuses especially on two-year colleges. Since Northern is dual mission with both two-year and four-year programs, Northern students who have taken less than 72 credits are eligible for membership in PTK. Hallmarks of PTK are scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship. For more information about being a PTK member, contact Dr. Linnell at bmlinnell@nnmc.edu.

Job Posting

Assistant Professor Early Childhood Education & Coordinator for Recruitment

This is a faculty position as Assistant Professor for Early Childhood Education (ECE) with reassigned time as ECE Coordinator for Recruitment & Retention as needed. This position reports directly to the Dean, College of Education. As a faculty member in COE, the individual hired will collaborate in the development and implementation of a BA in ECE, teach needed courses in ECE (live, online or hybrid), and participate in assessment of candidates and program needed for accreditation reports. As coordinator of recruitment and retention, the individual will provide leadership in achieving recruitment and retention of candidates, engage in academic advising, and participate in outreach efforts to surrounding communities. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach courses in TESOL/ Bilingual areas as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Teach a range of ECE courses, e.g., Teaching & Learning Math & Science, Family, Language & Culture, at the undergraduate level as well as TESOL/ Bil courses as needed. Be willing to teach on-line/ hybrid courses as needed and candidate supervision in field placements & internships, and engage in pursuit of scholarship appropriate to the profession.

• Perform administrative duties related to the ECE program, e.g., advising, recruitment, retention, outreach efforts to stakeholders, track student progress and provide reports on unit operations. Provide career support for students when appropriate (e.g., course load, prerequisites, occupational opportunities, etc.). Assist in college-wide retention activities (e.g., Early Alert), establish and maintain interdepartmental relationships with all student services and instructional programs.

• Secure external funding for research and/or program development.

• Engage in program, department, college, community, advising, and professional service.

• Assist with the planning, implementation and evaluation of College of Education-sponsored activities (e.g. Information sessions, graduation ceremonies, new student orientation, faculty/staff meetings, PTEAC, etc.).

• Assist with accreditation planning and preparation (NAEYC, CAEP/NCATE); assist with college-wide, department, and state, etc. reporting; assist with updates to the College of Education manuals, website and promotional materials.

• Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

• Doctoral Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Curriculum and Instruction or a related field.

• Minimum of 3 years teaching experience at the age 3 through Grade 3 level, to include: prior teaching experience with young adults in higher education or other professional settings;

• Certification in ECE is desirable;

• Ability to teach courses in TESOL/ Bilingual a definite plus;

• Experience in effectively working with ethnically and culturally diverse students in a higher education, counseling, or social service delivery setting.

• Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the recruitment and retention of ethnically/ linguistically diverse students in a higher education setting

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

• Knowledge of online course delivery.

• Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

• Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and
treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Good computer software skills and experience with a variety of teaching resources, media and technologies, including computer-aided instruction and graphing calculators.

• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to attend to details and meet deadlines.

• Demonstrated problem solving skills and self-starting skills.

• Ability to work as a team member.

• Ability to create a positive impression of the department and college while responding to the customers either by telephone or in person.

• Ability to introduce computer technology into the classroom and laboratory and willing to explore new course delivery methods.

• Ability to coordinate, organize and anticipate details for special programs and events.

• Ability to juggle multiple/conflicting priorities and set priorities.

• The ability to independently manage the details of multiple programs and projects, to track activities and to meet deadlines.

• Ability to work and make decisions with minimal supervision.

• Ability to adapt to a changing environment.

• Ability to show flexibility in response to change and adapt to and accommodate new methods and procedures.

• Disciplined and able to maintain confidentiality.

• Ability to articulate and support the community college philosophy with a strong commitment to teaching and learning in a community college setting.

• Ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups.

• Teaching experience.

• Experience with a variety of teaching resources, media and technologies, including computer-aided instruction and/or online instruction technologies.

•Higher education experience.

•College teaching experience.

• Excellent demonstrated written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

• Personable and courteous in working relationships with colleagues, students, and the public.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

• No or very limited physical effort required.

Please submit a letter of interest, resume/CV, and transcript(s). A teaching philosophy or letters of reference will also support your application packet.

Email this packet to: ndelatorre@nnmc.edu Or Mail: Northern New Mexico College Office of Human Resources, Attn: Nanette De La Torre, 921 Paseo de Oñate Española, NM 87532

EEO/AA Employer

Northern New Mexico College serves a diverse multicultural population and is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status or disability, or any other protected class in its programs, activities or employment.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Northern Professor Awarded Newberry Fellowship

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Northern Professor Awarded Newberry Fellowship

Northern professor Dr. Patricia Trujillo, fondly referred to by students as ‘Dr. T’, was recently awarded the Frances C. Allen Fellowship at The Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois. Established in 1887, The Newberry Library is one of the nation’s oldest independent research libraries in the humanities. Dr. Trujillo’s application was chosen out of 200 applicants for the competitive fellowship.

“I’m really looking forward to time well spent at the Newberry this summer,” said Dr. Trujillo, who will be in residence at the Newberry for the month of July.

During her time at the Newberry, Dr. Trujillo plans to work on an independent research project entitled Between Fact and Fiction: Locating Genizara Identity in Lorraine Lopez’s ‘The Gifted Galbadón Sisters’ and ‘Women's Tales from the New Mexico WPA: La Diabla a Pie.’ This work will be published as a chapter in the forthcoming University of Oklahoma Press anthology Genizaro Nation: Emergence, Sense of Place and Identity in New Mexico edited by Moises Gonzales.

"This is an important chapter that explores how New Mexican women writers are re-imagining the historic literary landscape of northern New Mexico," said Dr. Trujillo. “And having access to the archives and resources, as well as working alongside other humanities scholars at the Newberry, will be very inspiring.”

Northern’s Chair of Humanities, Social Sciences, Language and Letters, Lori Franklin, believes Dr. Trujillo’s fellowship at the Newberry will also be inspiring for students. “This kind of opportunity for our faculty is inspiring to students, and stimulates the intellectual spirit and environment of the department.”

Dr. Trujillo is an Associate Professor of English and Chicana/o Studies at Northern and also the Director of Equity and Diversity for the campus. She is also active in her field as the recently named Creative Writing Editor for Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (University of Arizona Press) and is on the Board of Advisors for NMWomen.org, part of the Santa Fe based New Mexico Community Foundation.

Job Posting

Assistant Professor – College of Engineering and Technology (Internal Employees)

Teaching, student advisement, college service, and scholarship activities.

This position reports directly to the Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology and is responsible for teaching courses of the Electromechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) programs and will be responsible for teaching and developing labs in the following areas: electrical circuits, digital systems, electronics, automation, engineering physics, and engineering math.

This position is a nine (9) month faculty position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Teaching which includes but not limited to:
• Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts
• Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records
• Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students
• Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers.
• Supervise students' laboratory work.

2. Mentoring students in research and capstone projects.

3. Develop laboratory experiences.

4. Seeking funding opportunities.

5. Assessment and ABET accreditation.

6. Outreach, recruitment, and advisement activities.

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or related field.
(Preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electronics, Automation or related.
Undergraduate/graduate level teaching experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

• Knowledge of Matlab, LabView, Computer Programs, Circuits Simulations Software.

• Excellent demonstrated written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

• Personable and courteous in working relationships with colleagues, students, and the public.

• Professional appearance and presentation skills.

• Responsible and reliable.

• Excellent teaching skills.

• Ability to work with a wide range of individuals (students, staff, faculty, public) and with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

• Ability to effectively provide a classroom atmosphere that is conducive to learning.

• Ability to address multiple learning styles in classroom teaching.

• Experience with a variety of teaching resources.

• Problem solving capabilities.

• Highly organized and efficient in time management.

• Willingness to assist and support students.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

• Work is normally performed in a classroom or laboratory setting.

• No or very limited physical effort required.

• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Please submit a letter of interest, resume/CV, and transcript(s). A teaching philosophy or letters of reference will also support your application packet.

Email this packet to: ndelatorre@nnmc.edu Or Mail: Northern New Mexico College Office of Human Resources, Attn: Nanette De La Torre, 921 Paseo de Oñate Española, NM 87532

EEO/AA Employer

Northern New Mexico College serves a diverse multicultural population and is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status or disability, or any other protected class in its programs, activities or employment.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Job Posting

Human Resource Analyst

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources Analyst is responsible for maintaining all personnel, payroll and benefits records/files. Assists with the new employee orientation, payroll and benefits process. Compile statistical reports concerning personnel-related data such as hires, transfers, termination, performance appraisals and absenteeism rates. Provide administrative and basic Human Resources support as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Prepare Personnel Action Forms.

• Assist with Work Study Orientation.

• Ensure employees complete new hire documentation in accordance to the rules and regulations.

• Maintain and protect the official personnel records on all full-time and part-time faculty and staff.

• Advertise job postings.

• Maintain files and records regarding the recruitment and selection process.

• Assist with reviewing and screening all job applications to insure that applicants meet the minimum requirements and required document submissions.

• Assist with Workers Compensation.

• Assist with Benefits.

• Assist with the review and maintenance of Faculty and Staff Handbooks, policies, procedures, etc.

• Verifies employment with lending institutions or other organizations who are conducting past employment verification.

• Provide administrative support as needed.

• Assists with the development and implementation of the following processes:
a. Payroll and Benefits Administration
b. Scanning and records management
c. Employee Training and Development
d. Employee Health and Safety Program Administration

• Perform all other duties as assigned.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

• Must have and maintain a valid Driver’s License.
• Must be able to work overtime during peak periods.

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Associates Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration and two (2) years of experience in human resource operations; recruitment, selection, payroll, compensation and training. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling four (4) years may substitute for the required education and experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

• Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods to advertise vacant positions. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

• Basic knowledge of the College system of record –BANNER. Familiarity with the College organization structure

• Knowledge of applicable Human Resource local, state, federal laws and regulations as well as college policies.

• Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and personnel information systems.

• Knowledge of business systems specific to NNMC.

• Strong oral and written communication skills for interacting with internal and external customers in order to convey information effectively.

• Must be detail oriented and have good organizational skills.

• Proficient in the use of MS Excel.

• Direct experience in providing excellent customer service.

• Ability to take initiative, make judgment calls and present to supervisor, possible solutions to problems for projects/processes for which they are assigned.

• Ability to work independently and also as part of a team.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment with minimal lifting up to 20 Ibs. Occasional outside travel may be required.

Send letter of interest, current resume, transcripts, and three professional references to: Northern New Mexico College, Attn: Nanette De La Torre, 921 Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532 or email to ndelatorre@nnmc.edu.

Position is open until filled.

EEO/AA Employer

Northern New Mexico College serves a diverse multicultural population and is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status or disability, or any other protected class in its programs, activities or employment.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Board and Advisory Committees Interview Final Presidential Candidates Today Following April 18 Community Forum

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Board and Advisory Committees Interview Final Presidential Candidates Today Following April 18 Community Forum

The Northern New Mexico College Board of Regents and the College and Community Advisory committees are interviewing the final four candidates for President of the College today after announcing the withdrawal of a fifth finalist at last night’s Presidential Search Community Forum.

“Dr. Bill Flores wrote this morning to let us know that he is formally withdrawing his candidacy after receiving an offer to fill the position of president at another institution,” said Community Forum emcee Dr. Hugh Prather, who has been hired by the College to help direct the search effort.

The four remaining candidates each took about 10 minutes to introduce themselves to the audience of nearly 150 community members gathered at the forum event. Dr. Richard Bailey, Jr. was first to address the audience and emphasized his family’s commitment to live in northern New Mexico.

“In my career I have lived in forty countries and several locations in the U.S., and northern New Mexico is the place my wife and I intend to settle,” said Dr. Bailey, while explaining his family ties to the region.

Dr. Katherine Berryhill was next to address the audience and spoke poetically of her dream to be a professor at the College of Education at Northern, a dream she achieved upon becoming Dean of the College of Education in 2007 shortly after finishing her doctoral studies.

Passionate about reviving the El Rito campus, Dr. Berryhill told the audience, “The best days of El Rito campus lie in the future.”

Next to speak was Dr. Andres Salazar, formerly a professor and administrator at Northern’s College of Engineering and most recently a Research Professor at the University of New Mexico main campus.

Dr. Salazar was born in San Juan Pueblo and remembers fondly the teachers in Española who helped him. “I want to give back to Española,” said Dr. Salazar.

Current Interim President at Northern Domingo Sánchez also addressed the audience as a candidate for the president position. “It’s all an issue of finances,” he told the audience while explaining his plans to strengthen continuing education and revive the El Rito campus.

After their introductions, candidates were seated on stage in a panel format to answer questions submitted to Dr. Prather by Community Forum attendees. The candidates responded to questions regarding strategies for increasing enrollment, financial fitness of the College moving forward, plans for the El Rito campus, and ensuring the college has committed high-quality faculty and staff.

To the last question, Dr. Bailey responded amid cheers from audience members, “We don’t have a quality problem. We have a resource problem. It’s the president’s job to resource the College, resource the faculty, and get out of the way.”

Community Forum attendees filled the rotunda area of the Center for the Arts to enjoy a reception and a chance to speak individually with candidates following the forum. Many positive remarks were shared regarding the future of the College and the presidential search.

Today, the candidates are undergoing rigorous interviews and will face a battery of assessments on the morning of April 20.  Anticipation will undoubtedly run high on campus over the next several days until the Board of Regents reaches its final decision and selects Northern’s new President.

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Pictured above: Finalists for the NNMC President position interact with attendees following the Community Forum event April 18: (top left) Dr. Richard Bailey, Jr.; (bottom left) Dr. Andres Salazar; (right) Dr. Catherine Martinez Berryhill. (Photos courtesy John T. Denne)

Ruby Palmlund Maley and Leonard Maley to be Honored at Nursing Simulation Lab Dedication

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Ruby Palmlund Maley and Leonard Maley to be Honored at Nursing Simulation Lab Dedication

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is honoring generous supporters of nursing at Northern Ruth Palmlund Maley and Leonard Maley as it dedicates a nursing simulation laboratory in their honor later this month. The College has issued an open invitation to the public to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the inauguration of the newly named Ruby Palmlund and Leonard Maley Simulation Laboratory on Thursday, April 28.

Ruby Palmlund Maley was a navey cadet nurse and Leonard Maley was an officer in the United States Navy. Additionally, their daughter, Dr. Kathleen Maley, was a medical doctor in the Española Valley for many years before her retirement in 2015. The family established the Ruby Palmlund and Leonard Maley Nursing Endowment Scholarship Fund in 2003 for Northern nursing students after being inspired by the excellent care Leonard Maley received from Northern nursing graduates while he was in the Española Valley Rehab nursing home.

Every year, the Northern Foundation awards scholarships from the Maley fund to five to seven students in the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Northern. Since the scholarship fund was established, fifty-one students have received a $5,000 scholarship award.

“This scholarship is one of the most important ones for our ADN program,” said Theresa Lopez, Director of the ADN Program. “Not only does it provide our students with means to continue their nursing studies under less financial burden, but it also reminds of us of the very heart of our program and calling as nurses: to provide exceptional patient care. Because of the great care Mr. Maley received from our graduates, this fund exists.”

To participate in the simulation lab dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony, come to the Seledon Martinez Building on Northern’s Española campus at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 28. All are invited to attend and honor the legacy of care and excellence that the Maleys have been an integral part of at Northern’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences. For more information, call (505)747-2207.

Northern’s College of Nursing and Health Science Receives Positive Accreditation Visit

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Northern’s College of Nursing and Health Science Receives Positive Accreditation Visit

The College of Nursing and Health Science at Northern hosted an accreditation site visit with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) from April 11–13 as part of its reaccreditation process for the RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program, which earned five-year accreditation from the CCNE in 2011. The visit concluded April 13 with the CCNE evaluation team giving an ‘exit interview’ to College of Nursing and Health Science faculty and staff.

“I am pleased to report that the RN to BSN Program received a glowing report at the exit interview by the CCNE Evaluation Team,” said College of Nursing and Health Science Dean, Ellen Trabka. “The Team had so many positive things to say about the College, the program, the students, program faculty, staff, and the nursing community advisory board.”

The CCNE evaluation team did not find compliance concerns with any of the accreditation standards. The final decision on the RN to BSN program's reaccreditation status will be made by the CCNE Board of Commissioners in September, and the College should be notified of the Board’s decision in October.

Dr. Darlene Hess, Associate Director of Northern’s RN to BSN Program, especially recalled some of the evaluation team’s reactions as they observed students in the program during the site visit. “The evaluation team noted that there is a lot of support for the students in Northern’s RN to BSN program,” said Dr. Hess. “They also said that the students are engaged and able to articulate clearly how they are applying to professional practice what they are learning in the classroom.”

CCNE accreditation is granted when a program completes the CCNE accreditation process and is found to meet CCNE Standards. CCNE program quality standards cover mission and governance, institutional commitment and resources, curriculum and teaching-learning practices, and assessment and achievement of program outcomes.

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