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Calling All Nurses Interested in Becoming an Educator

Just announced: HRSA Nursing Faculty Loan Forgiveness Fall 2018


  • Enrollment in a Carlow MSN or DNP graduate program with a focus on education
  • Must obtain employment as an educator within 1 year of completion of program of study (can be full time, adjunct with hourly accrual of full time commitment, or clinical education.)

Loan Forgiveness:

  • Up to 85% of student loan forgiven within 4 years of graduation.
  • Must fulfill requirements of award:
    • Regularly scheduled meetings with director
    • Work with a nurse educator to be immersed in learning about the role of advancing nursing education
    • Other requirements to be discussed upon award notification

Call for applications will occur in July and funding will be applied to financial aid in the fall 18.

Contact: Dr. Renee Ingel for details

Details at HRSA website


Job Description: Immaculata University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in the Division of Nursing with a pre-licensure BSN, accelerated and online RN to BSN and MSN programs. MSN and earned doctorate in nursing or related field required (ABD considereed) with teaching experience in undergraduate and graduate programs highly desirable. A registered nurse license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is required. Candidates, interested in working with a team to implement innovative educational strategies to a diverse student population, are encouraged to apply. Nursing education expertise particularly in the areas of medical-surgical nursing and psychiatric mental health is sought. Responsibilities can include didactic and clinical teaching in all programs (on, off site and online), curriculum development, student advisement, support of the university’s mission and vision, scholarship and service through participation in division, university and professional activities. Candidates should submit cover letter, CVs, three reference letters and transcripts online at:

The projected start time is Fall 2018. Application review will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Pamela Hudson at or 484-323-3498.

NURSING: Assistant Professor, full-time, non-tenure track position starting August, 2018. The initial appointment will be for three years and is renewable. PhD or DNP is required as is RN licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Evidence of teaching effectiveness and commitment to undergraduate teaching are also expected. Responsibilities include both didactic and clinical instruction with a focus in medical-surgical nursing. Faculty also serve as advisors, participate in ongoing recruitment and assessment activities, and engage in scholarly, professional and community service activities. Candidates should submit application letters, CVs and three reference letters online at:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Marie Fioravanti at or 724-836-9692. More information about Pitt-Greensburg may be found at EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

The accuracy of state NCLEX-RN© passing standards for nursing programs

New Dean Toolkit : contact Rita Trofino at with any questions or for more information.

Accreditation Site Visits:

To:             All interested parties

Re:             PUBLIC NOTICE of CCNE Accreditation Visit

                   Invitation for Third-Party Comments


Re:               The Cedar Crest College (CCC) Nursing Department is preparing to host an accreditation site visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the graduate nursing program – Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Post-Master Certificates. The visit is scheduled for September 5-7, 2018.

CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of the Education as a national accreditation agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, selfregulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing selfassessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency programs.

In accordance with their Procedures for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Nursing Programs, CCNE provides the opportunity for program constituents (students, alumni, faculty and community stakeholders) to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation status. Third-party comments must relate to the CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (, and must be signed and received at the CCNE offices by August 15, 2018. All thirdparty comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE’s policy on Conduct of Business in English. Any and all comments submitted to CCNE in a language other than English will not be processed. Comments are shared only with the CCNE evaluation team appointed to review CCC programs. All concerns related to the accreditation standards will be identified in the accreditation report and CCC will have an opportunity to respond to those concerns as part of its response to that report.

 All comments are to be directed to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Attn: Third-Party Comments 

655 K St., NW, Suite 750

Washington, DC 20001

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Below announcement has been shared by Anne Fink, Villanova University:
Dear ANHE Nurses,
I am so excited to announce that Environmental Health in Nursing is now live on our website.
The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) is delighted to announce the publication of Environmental Health in Nursing – an open access textbook for nurses and other health professionals.  Leading environmental health nursing experts have joined together to share their environmental health knowledge, expertise and experiences.
The book offers essential information for nurses new to the topics as well as those with advanced environmental health experience. What is so exciting about this book is that our electronic format provides direct links to authoritative resources such as the EPA, ToxNet and WHO.  In addition it provides ease of accessing information because of the electronic search features.  We want this to be a living document and we welcome ideas for new topics and potential authors in subsequent editions.
Thank you to our amazing and incredibly hardworking editors –  Jeanne Leffers, Claudia M. Smith, Ruth McDermott-Levy, Katie Huffling, and Barbara Sattler. This truly was a labor of love. And thank you to all of our contributors your breadth of knowledge and dedication to environmental health nursing is inspiring.
I hope this e-Textbook will become the go-to resource for nurses, in the coming months and years ahead, as the work of environmental health nurses becomes even more vital to the health of our nation.
Take care,
Katie Huffling, MS, RN, CNM
ANHE Director of Programs