January 15, 2018
I hope that everyone’s holidays were healthy, safe and restful.
I wish the best for 2018. It always amazes me how fast the holiday season comes and goes. My mom always told me that the older one gets the faster the time flies by–boy, was she ever correct!!!
The following are highlights from the past month:
Beth Desaretz Chiatti, PhD, RN, CTN, CSN has been elected secretary of the Transcultural Nursing Society and a member of the board of directors. Her two-year term begins this month. She has also been chosen to be a Drexel Liberty Scholars Mentor.
Congratulations, Dr. Chiatti!!!
Theresa M. Campo, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP, FAAN has been appointed to the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians’ board of directors representing the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners. She is the only nurse to have been appointed to an emergency physician organizational board of directors.
This appointment ties very nicely with our initiatives in the graduate program as well. The new post-master’s Emergency Nurse Practitioner program begins in the 2018 winter quarter using the curriculum she created. Campo was the first nurse practitioner in New Jersey to be certified as an emergency nurse practitioner.
In addition, a text book titled Medical Imaging, of which Campo was the lead author, has won first place in the American Journal of Nursing 2017 Book Award in the category of Adult Primary Care.
Congratulations, Dr. Campo!!!
The leadership team has been working on the upcoming CCNE accreditation site visit scheduled for February 26, 27 and 28, 2018. You will be hearing more about the site visit this and next month.
Please refer to the information posted below:
Collegiate Commission on Nursing Accreditation (CCNE)
This is to advise you that the CCNE, our major accrediting body in nursing, will be conducting an accreditation site visit on February 26, 27 and 28, 2018. All of the nursing programs will be reviewed during this site visit.
We have been working on our self-study document that is required to be submitted by early January. We will be updating you in the next couple of months at faculty meetings and other venues on how the site visit will be conducted.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dear Students, Alumni and Faculty:
As part of its accreditation process, The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) plans to visit the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions on February 26 to February 28, 2018.
The Commission seeks to review all of the nursing programs including: the undergraduate nursing programs, the graduate nursing programs inclusive of the Advanced Role programs and the Nurse Practitioner programs, the Post-Master¹s Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner Certificate (PM-APRN-NP) program, the Nurse Anesthesia Program, the Post-Master's Nurse Anesthesia Certificate (PM-APRN-NA) program, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.
In accordance with CCNE procedure, constituents (students, alumni and faculty) of these programs are invited to submit comments related to the quality of the programs under review to CCNE. Your comments are considered third party and any specific third party, signed comments concerning the accreditation process need to be received by February 5, 2018. Please direct your comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K St., NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Thank you for your consideration of participation in this process.
Last but not least, Stephanie Brooks, PhD
, associate dean for academic health professions, and I have been collaborating and we have decided to highlight both of our areas of responsibility monthly.
Thus, the “Rundiogram” will change its name to: “R & B Notes.” Most of you will think of R & B as Rhythm & Blues, but this will stand for Rundio & Brooks. Dr. Brooks will present first and I second and then vice-versa as we highlight what everyone does at CNHP.
I hope that your New Year is the BEST ever. Thank you for all that you do for CNHP.
Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, ARPN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Chief Academic Nursing Officer