Dean of D’Youville Nursing Elected Vice Chair of Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Buffalo, New York – October 10, 2016 – Dr. Judith H. Lewis, EdD, RN, CNS, dean of the School of Nursing at D’Youville College, was elected vice chair of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) according to an announcement last week in Washington, DC, where the commission is headquartered.
Susan D. Ruppert, PhD, FNP-C, ANP-BC, FCCM, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, professor in the School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been re-elected as chair of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Board of Commissioners.
At its meeting on September 20-22, 2016, the CCNE Board also elected the following individuals to leadership positions: Judith F. Karshmer, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, professor in the School of Nursing, University of San Francisco, as Treasurer; and David R. Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, chief nursing and patient care services officer at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, as Secretary.
All officers are elected to one-year terms and may be re-elected to the office for a second term.
Following the election of officers, Dr. Ruppert stated, “I look forward to continuing my work with the CCNE officers and Board of Commissioners on the important issues facing both nursing and accreditation. In keeping with the CCNE values, we will continue to engage our community of interest and foster continuous quality improvement and innovation in baccalaureate and graduate nursing education programs and entry-to-practice nurse residency programs.”
“As the premier accrediting body in nursing, CCNE is renowned for being inclusive in implementing its activities and open to the diverse institutional issues and options of its community of interest,” she said.
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is an autonomous accrediting agency contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education programs and entry-to-practice nurse residency programs.
As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and entry-to-practice nurse residency programs.
Dr. Lewis earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Ohio State University School of Nursing and her doctorate in Educational Administration at the University of Cincinnati. She joined D’Youville in 2003.
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