ENMU Nursing Newsletter Spring 2013


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enmu nursing newsletter eastern new mexico university www.enmu.edu spring 2013 important dates april 7 open registration for summer and fall 2013 semesters april 18 may 4 may 10 may 10 may 11 july 1 june 3 june 5 june 7 nmnec leadership meeting albuquerque spring final exams begin last day of spring semester enmu nursing program pinning ceremony enmu spring commencement deadline to begin application for 2014 msn cohort first day of summer 2013 classes last day to drop/add summer classes last day to withdraw from summer classes enmu msn degree launched in spring 2013 the first semester of classes for enmu s master of science in nursing msn program convened in january of this year ten students comprise the first cohort for this new enmu master degree which has an emphasis in nursing education judy piepkorn one of the students in the 2013 msn cohort and a former oncology certified nurse at stanford hospital in palo alto ca said that this semester has initiated a great opportunity to expand her education in advanced nursing practice it s been wonderful because the instructors and staff are very accessible and committed to the success of each student the feedback has been great and allows me to go back and think again about concepts that i must understand to have a nursing degree at the master level the instructors are very positive about each student s ability to do the program but also provide constructive criticism to get you where you need to be said judy continued on page 2 june 10-11 5th annual new mexico nursing educators conference june 14 july 4 july 25 aug 1 deadline to apply for summer 2013 graduation independence day campus closed summer final exams begin deadline to complete application packet for 2014 msn cohort and looking way ahead sept 30 deadline to apply for fall 2013 graduation be sure to `like us on facebook at www.enmu.edu/bsnfacebook!


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enmu nursing continued from page 1 a new cohort for the msn degree at eastern will be formed once annually and the 2014 cohort will be comprised of up to 20 students classes for the 2014 cohort will begin in the spring 2014 semester the cohort will be selected on a competitive basis from applicants who have begun the application process by july 1 2013 and whose application packet is complete by aug 1 2013 students who are selected for the 2014 cohort will be notified by september 16 2013 the application process requires the completion of the gre graduate record exam within the last five years and applicants need to take the gre by july 1 so that scores will be received in time to complete the application process by the above deadline for a list of the application requirements visit the enmu nursing program web pages at www.enmu.edu/nursing the msn at eastern is comprised of 36 total credit hours including 12 credits in the master core and 24 credits in education students will complete two specific classes six credits in the order listed below each spring summer and fall semester to facilitate degree completion in two years the msn core and education classes are as follows nurs 502 research methods in nursing nurs 506 ethical and legal views of the changing healthcare system nurs 508 the nurse leader new perspectives on the profession nurs 510 nursing concepts and theories edf 503 edf 538 educational psychology instructional design amber maul bsn 10 has received the justice award at the national level from st joseph healthcare system amber was featured in the fall 2012 issue of this newsletter for her regional recognition with this award amber will travel with her family to california to accept this award and hopes to have the opportunity to highlight the pressing needs for healthcare of the homeless in her community of lubbock tx on that trip st joseph healthcare system owns the covenant healthcare system in lubbock which operates hospice of lubbock where amber works congratulations amber tell us about your professional achievements so we can feature you in an upcoming newsletter contact dawn at dawn.wolf-taylor@enmu.edu or at 575.562.2127 nurs 512 teaching strategies for nurse educators nurs 514 curriculum development assessment and evaluation nurs 516 roles responsibilities and relationships of the nurse educator nurs 540 research applications in nursing nurs 518 teaching with technologies nurs 542 education synthesis project for more information about the enmu nursing program msn degree or to begin the application process for the 2014 cohort contact nursing recruiter dawn wolf-taylor at dawn.wolf-taylor@enmu.edu or 575.562.2127 page 2 · spring 2013 www.enmu.edu


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enmu nursing update on hed scholarship grant funding enmu s nursing program awarded $87,000 in new mexico higher education department hed grant funding to 117 new mexico nursing students who enrolled in nurs classes for spring 2013 the grant scholarship award amounts were based on number of hours enrolled and paid up to $1,087.00 of the tuition balance for eligible new mexico nursing students who applied for this funding students who were recipients of the new mexico hed grant scholarships met all of the requirements for this state-provided funding and did not receive other financial assistance from enmu or their employer future hed tuition scholarship grant opportunities will be announced in june 2013 via enmu email if additional money is awarded to enmu s nursing program for this purpose students are encouraged to check their enmu email throughout the summer to stay abreast of the availability of and requirements to receive hed funding and other important information hed funds that were awarded to enmu s nursing program for 2012-2013 have been fully distributed and no funds will be available for summer 2013 grant tuition scholarships student feedback on receiving hed funding for spring 2013 included the following this scholarship will help me focus on school and will also help me to one day reach my goal of becoming an advanced nurse practitioner here in new mexico i m proud to be part of the rn to bsn completion program at enmu ­ ashley h what a huge relief this hed grant scholarship is i was so excited when i first realized [i would receive it ­ hannah j thank you so much this is wonderful news ­ jacqueline g www.enmu.edu the bsn-completion program cordially invites you to the pinning ceremony to honor the candidates in the bachelor of science nursing degree friday may 10 2013 6­7 p.m in the buchanan hall with a reception to follow for more information contact shauma brown at 575-562-2403 or nursing@enmu.edu student success that s what it s all about student success that s what it s all about spring 2013 · page 3


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enmu nursing enmu nursing program welcomes new faculty member val kyle in nursing adn from clovis community college in 1996 she earned an msn in nursing education through university of new mexico s online nursing program and plans to graduate with a ph.d in nursing education from capella university in spring 2014 as she completes her final nursing degree she s studying right alongside the bsn and msn students she teaches at eastern the topic of val s dissertation is nursing faculty and the transition from a systems-based to a concept-based curriculum this is val s first semester with enmu and she s teaching topics that include nursing ethics cross-cultural healthcare for older adults and global healthcare val has been a nursing educator since 2005 when she accepted a post at clovis community college ccc as a full-time nursing instructor before that she worked as a critical care nurse and she continued this work while serving on ccc s faculty a recent post about val on enmu nursing s facebook page yielded 64 `likes and comments from former ccc students and peers that included awesome instructor absolutely amazing and definitely blessed to have been taught by her new enmu nursing faculty member val kyle received her first nursing degree an associate degree enmu nursing program seeking additional faculty member the steady and long-standing growth of enmu s bsn completion program and the addition of the new msn program have resulted in an available faculty position with our program for fall 2013 that is currently posted the requirements for the newest member of enmu s nursing faculty are as follows · doctorate preferred abd required · experience teaching nursing students at baccalaureate level and online teaching experience preferred · ability to teach nursing 300 and 400 level courses that could include bsn basics nursing theory community health nursing pathophysiology and pain management · eligible for or current new mexico rn licensure applications will be accepted through may 2013 or until the position is filled and can be accessed at the following link www.enmu.edu/nursing-faculty-job contact enmu nursing program secretary shauma brown at shauma.brown@enmu.edu or at 575.562.2403 for more information if you know an inspirational nurse who meets the above qualifications and who is passionate about helping rns and bsns achieve their nursing educational goals please recommend that they apply for the nursing faculty position currently available with enmu s nursing program enmu is an affirmative action employer the university does not discriminate on the basis of race color national origin sex age or disability in its programs activities or employment page 4 · spring 2013 www.enmu.edu


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enmu nursing val has two children a son who s studying mechanical engineering at the university of new mexico in albuquerque and a daughter who s a sophomore at clovis high school they enjoy a cross-cultural family with grandparents aunts and uncles throughout the country of france val came to america as a young adult and earned her citizenship in 2012 she s very proud of this accomplishment and was delighted to vote in the past presidential election for the first time since her 20 years here in the states val says that with her busy teaching schedule family globetrotting to visit her relatives abroad and continuing her nursing education while teaching nurses has taken all the time she would have used pursuing a hobby if she had that time however she thinks she would use it learning to speak russian and traveling to destinations other than her home country she speaks fluent french and has a charming accent that comes with her native tongue and is worth giving her a call just to hear fellow francophiles can contact val at valerie.kyle@enmu.edu or 575.562.2145 the enmu alumni association and academic affairs cordially invite families and special guests to attend a commencement reception to honor the spring 2013 graduation candidates on saturday may 11 2013 immediately following graduation exercises south gym greyhound arena refreshments will be served my bsn at enmu more than prepared me for the master in management and leadership program at american sentinel university/aurora co due to the quality of work students were expected to achieve and the format and content of enmu s program eastern is exactly what i needed to prepare me for the next level of my education and it was an excellent foundation for progression into the master program i am currently completing i couldn t have been any better prepared carol mcguire enmu bsn completion alumna new mexico center for nursing excellence conference scheduled on june 10-11 make plans to attend the 5th annual new mexico nursing educators conference bridging practice and education a concept-based curriculum that will be held on june 10-11 2013 at the marriott pyramid north in albuquerque nursing faculty clinical educators and staff nurses will all benefit from this gathering register to attend this event at www.nmnursingexcellence.org or find out more by contacting new mexico center for nursing excellence executive assistant sandy stewart at 505.889.4518 or sstewart@nmnuringexcellence.org www.enmu.edu spring 2013 · page 5


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enmu nursing advice for online learners from enmu s dr rolando marquez put into the process because online courses can be isolating it is vital that you become part of the online community by participating in the discussion boards providing feedback and forming a sense of community with your peers so you can support each other throughout the semester with the proliferation of online education there are obvious advantages to taking online classes particularly for the working professional but with great power comes great responsibility what are some of the main things that students should keep in mind when taking an online course here are the top five factors for successful online learning time management an online course is much harder than a face-to-face f2f course because it demands that the student have a high level of discipline and self-regulation look at the calendar and set out a time every week to work on the course most online courses require about two to three times as much time as a comparable f2f course when it comes to work setting that routine will help you remain consistent and disciplined and it will pay off in the end participation in the online community what you personally get out of a class also depends on what you page 6 · spring 2013 everyone brings something different to the table there is great value in learning from each other listening to differing points of view and examining your own beliefs that is what education is all about flexibility and a positive attitude an online program is not about getting to the finish line first but about getting to the finish line successfully pace yourself and be open to change you may encounter computer problems and other technology issues the key is to take a deep breath remain calm and try again above all enjoy the online learning process and have fun this is your education and your future your education is what you set your mind for it to be so make the best of it and learn as much as you can dr rolando roy marquez came to enmu in august 2011 after earning a ph.d from the university of central florida dr marquez worked as a technology specialist for the college of education and the center for research education arts and technology at the same institution he is enmu s curriculum development specialist and the institutional representative for quality matters a national benchmark for online course design contact dr marquez rolando.marquez@enmu.edu or at 575.562.2539 www.enmu.edu communication make sure that you stay in touch and communicate frequently with the faculty and students in your course particularly if you have questions or are struggling in class remember faculty cannot see your body language or hear your voice if you re having problems you need to tell them otherwise they won t know and they can t help you if you re working in groups keep your fellow students informed if you are having issues related to illness emergencies etc collaboration this is one of the hardest things to do and a factor that students often complain about but it is one of the most valuable forms of learning.


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enmu nursing keep the ball rolling don t forget · · · you can register for both summer and fall 2013 classes on or after april 7 2013 contact your nursing program advisor now to have your advising hold removed so that you can register online if you don t know who your advisor is contact shauma brown at shauma.brown enmu.edu or at 575.562.2403 our faculty and dr p will be out of the office for the most part from may 11-june 1 on a between-the-semester break mark your calendar to contact your advisor before then especially if you plan to enroll in classes for the summer always register as soon as you can for each semester to avoid the last minute rush · · · to apply for summer 2013 graduation before july 14 contact your nursing program advisor first to make sure you have satisfied the bsn degree requirements then contact the registrar s office at 575.562.2175 or visit this link to learn more http www.enmu.edu/services registrar/graduation · · · to add or drop enmu summer classes on or before june 5 to avoid penalties you must drop or add classes your advisor will not do this for you to add or drop log into your enmu student account then click on `registration and then `add/drop classes you can withdraw from classes until june 7 but the class grade will be represented with a `w on and transcript and a portion of the tuition may still be charged to your account depending on when you choose to withdraw to withdraw from classes contact the registrar s office at 575.562.2175 faculty will not withdraw students from classes this is your sole choice and responsibility as a student · · · to keep your contact information including personal email physical mailing address and home/work cell phone numbers up to date with the program office by contacting shauma at 575.562.2403 or shauma brown@enmu.edu with any changes have you recently had a name change if so contact the registrar s office at 575.562.2175 and let them know · · · to complete your file and then keep it up to date your file in the program office should contain a current cpr www.enmu.edu certification and current proof of your immunizations you will also need proof of personal liability insurance before you can enroll in the nurs 425/425l and the nurs 415/415l classes a letter of intent and three letters of recommendation must also be in your file if these materials are not already in your file they will be required if you skip a semester not counting the summer session and have to re-apply to the nursing program contact your advisor with questions about any of these items do you need to know if there s anything missing from your file contact shauma at 575.562.2403 or shauma.brown enmu.edu and she ll check for you your file must be complete to fulfill the nursing program s nlnac accreditation requirements · · · keep your degree plan up to date to make sure you satisfy all of enmu s requirements to graduate the nursing program is happy to update your degree plan and sent it to you at your request contact your advisor and ask them to update your degree plan and a copy will then be emailed to your enmu student email account due to federal privacy ferpa laws degree plans cannot be sent to your personal email account · · · to check your enmu email account at least three times weekly and once a week between semesters to stay abreast of when to register for the latest hed and other scholarship information important dates and procedures and much much more you ll never be out of the loop if you stay on top of your enmu email · · · to let us know what we can do to help you succeed in achieving your bsn bound by paperwork short on hands sleep and energy nurses are rarely short on caring ~sharon hudacek a daybook for nurses spring 2013 · page 7


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enmu nursing prison nurse continues her education at enmu while on the job to continue self-care without the guidance of nurses like stephanie his disease would probably have escalated outside of management levels and severely affected his health one of the primary goals of cchp certified nurses is to teach prisoners to be healthier on the outside while they are in prison so that they can improve their own quality of life stephanie said that the pay scale for nurses working within prisontype environments is better than that of local hospitals additionally personal safety issues are often improved over those of emergency room and other trauma care nurses due to the fact that all prison patients are accompanied by guards and that the general demeanor of the prisoners is known another benefit of working in this environment includes an opportunity to make an impact on patients who previously had no formal healthcare the community is protected from them while they are incarcerated and they receive care that assists them in becoming more productive members of society once they are back at home stephanie continued one thing about prison nursing that i absolutely love is that every day presents a different opportunity from cancer care to the common cold stagnation and boring day-to-day tasks are non-existent and nurses can develop their skills across a broad spectrum of healthcare applications stephanie was born in texas but spent most of her childhood in hobbs she began her nursing career in the lea county correctional facility as a prn an `as needed licensed practical nurse at the behest of a nursing instructor when she was earning an rn degree at new mexico junior college nmjc in hobbs this job provided tuition reimbursement for nursing school and allowed her to both continue her nursing education and provide for her family financial support from lea county correctional facility/corizon the private company that contracts for this prison has continued as stephanie works toward a bsn stephanie s promotions have included full-time lpn full-time rn once she achieved that degree from nmjc charge nurse and her current position of don while in school and caring for four children and her husband an oilfield safety supervisor from nurse to student to supervisor to wife and mother stephanie is passionate about integrating all these roles into a productive and happy life and says that enmu has been a big part of her success stephanie says there is no way she could have continued her nursing education without the fluidity and continued on page 9 stephanie calvillo formerly patrick an enmu bsn completion program student and the director of nursing don at lea county correctional facility in hobbs nm says that being a prison nurse is not scary like on tv she says that it is an exciting and unique specialty certification within the field of nursing healthcare professionals within correctional facilities are cchps certified correctional healthcare personnel some people feel prison nurses aren t `real nurses and this certification proves that is not the case stephanie continued nursing care within prison systems is not about sitting around waiting for people to die but rather about providing care many prisoners would not have received prior to their incarceration for example stephanie told of a diabetic prisoner who received training to manage his disease while in prison who was given supplies once he was released page 8 · spring 2013 www.enmu.edu


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enmu nursing bsn completion program fall 2012 graduates congratulations to all the students who are now alumni of enmu and the bsn completion program several of our graduates attended enmu s fall commencement ceremony and it was truly inspiring to share this special time with them enmu nursing program recruiter dawn wolf-taylor continued her tradition of helping the nursing graduates line up for commencement and was pleased to meet several of the students she has worked with along the way in their journey through the program fall 2012 bsn completion program graduates flor balderas margarita gomez with magna cum laude honors paul higgins with magna cum laude honors michael hussan with summa cum laude honors boris levin with cum laude honors nancy mbugua with summa cum laude honors enmu s nursing program looks forward to celebrating with the spring 2013 graduates at commencement and at the nursing program pinning ceremony in early may and hopes that everyone who can will join in the festivities that weekend find your personal invitation to both events in this issue do you anticipate graduating in summer or fall 2013 semester if so be sure to check out how to apply for graduation in the `keep the ball rolling feature of this newsletter continued from page 8 boris leven dr paternoster and paul higgins dawn wolf-taylor and margarita gomez flexibility of enmu s bsn completion program she was amazed that dr paternoster the director enmu s nursing program was also her professor advisor and mentor and she tells all of her peer nurses about enmu stephanie continued enmu provides the most instruction and bang for your buck the bsn completion program is not easy but it s doable she also takes every opportunity to encourage nurses and nursing students to look into the many benefits of cchp nursing find out more by contacting stephanie at stephanie.patrick@corizonhealth.com www.enmu.edu nancy mbugua spring 2013 · page 9


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enmu nursing indian nurse moves his career and family to the u.s mexico board of nursing was providing an opportunity to help foreign nurses gain u.s rn licensure hemant was the sole person to pass the nclex exam news that he had to wait a month to receive and that brought tears to his eyes hemant secured a nursing position and moved his family to the u.s first to los angeles ca and then to albuquerque nm in albuquerque he was an emergency services nurse for presbyterian healthcare system for several years early on in his career in the u.s he learned that a bsn degree would be necessary in the near future to continue as a nurse in hospitals such as presbyterian that were preparing to achieve magnate-level status to stay ahead of the game hemant explained he began looking at bsn programs through both private and public universities and quickly became frustrated by the cost time requirements and lack of response to his queries he said a call to enmu s nursing program changed his life and that the enthusiastic and helpful response he received as well as the time and cost parameters fit perfectly with his educational needs meanwhile his wife swapna and his son continued on their own educational journeys swapna and nishchay have stayed behind in albuquerque to finish degrees of their own swapna will earn a ba degree with an emphasis in accounting soon from the university of new mexico unm and continued on page 11 hemant and son nishchay on a recent vacation in hawaii indian-born hemant sule enmu bsn 11 is a nurse in the u.s because his son wanted to be an astronaut hemant credits his recently earned bsn with landing him a job last summer as emergency services nurse manager and acting director at saint vincent infirmary and medical center in little rock ar but it was his son s career aspirations that put him on his current path hemant recalls asking his then 10-year-old son nishchay what he wanted for his birthday and getting an answer that he wanted nothing puzzled he asked if he had any birthday wishes nishchay had watched footage of the columbia space shuttle explosion on television and learned that one of the astronauts was a native of india his wish he told hemant was to be an astronaut hemant replied that he would take him one step closer to nasa and that they would move to the united states so that his son would have the opportunity to fulfill his dreams the journey to secure a job as a nurse in america began with an interview in mumbai india through an international placement service for healthcare professionals after 18 months of work on immigration procedures and adding another job to his workload to gain the specialized experience he needed to work in the u.s hemant took a pre-nclex preparatory test along with 1,100 of his international nursing peers 700 women and 400 men a total of 46 nurses passed only two of them men hemant was one of those two a second pre-test taken by the 46 resulted in 12 passes and hemant was the only male in that group the 12 then flew to saipan an american territory near guam where the new page 10 · spring 2013 hemant almost missed the 2011 commencement ceremony here s enmu employee bobby brunson rushing to get him dressed for the occasion all s well that ends well www.enmu.edu


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enmu nursing nmnec forges on toward standardized nursing curriculum goal the nmnec conceptual committee for faculty development met with linda caputi msn rn on march 8 2013 in albuquerque ms caputi is a well-known conceptual teaching specialist based out of chicago il she facilitated training on the conceptual teaching method during this meeting with funds provided by the robert wood johnson foundation apin academic progression in nursing grant the committee is now charged with sharing what they learned through individualized support to nursing schools in their geographic location that are moving toward conceptual-based teaching practices the goal is to train two staff at each nursing school in new mexico who will then be tasked with instructing faculty on the methods of conceptual teaching six training workshops will be offered in 2013 to aid in additional facilitation of this goal the workshops will be held throughout new mexico those interested in attending one or more of these workshops can contact dr leslie paternoster enmu s nursing director and a member of nmnec s board in fall 2013 unm and cnm will partner to provide the first implementation of conceptual teaching methodologies and will be the first university/community college team partners to adopt a common core curriculum for students from both schools this nmnec-sponsored collaborative effort is designed to assist nurses in rural areas and from community colleges to work on a bsn curriculum in conjunction with full-time employment in their communities basically said dr paternoster the universities are coming to them by allowing rural nurses to continue working in underserved areas while continuing their education what is nmnec and why should you know nmnec stands for the new mexico nursing education consortium an innovative group that s planning a fantastic future for nursing education in our state and beyond learn more about nmnec at http www.nmnec.org or attend the various nmnec events held in 2013 throughout the state of new mexico including the april 18 meeting in albuquerque students currently enrolled in nurs 425/425l nursing leadership/practicum can earn leadership hours by attending one of the conceptual-based training workshops or the meeting mentioned above find out more by contacting your nurs 425 instructor about this opportunity nmnec board members posing with robert wood johnson foundation representative dr sue hassmiller pictured left to right are delores thompson nmjc nursing program director dr jean giddens unm assistant dean of nursing dr terry keller nmsu nursing undergraduate coordinator dr hassmiller dr leslie paternoster and jenny landen sfcc nursing program director what is nmnec and why should you know nmnec stands for the new mexico nursing education consortium an innovative group who s planning a fantastic future for nursing education in our state and beyond learn more about nmnec at http www.nmnec.org or attend the various upcoming nmnec events continued from page 10 nishchay is in his last year as a unm electrical engineering honor student nishchay plans to pursue both a master of business in administration mba and a graduate degree in electrical engineering with the goal of earning a job at sandia labs in new mexico as a weapons development specialist nishchay hopes that these goals will one day lead him to his ultimate dream job director of nasa www.enmu.edu not to be outdone by his talented family hemant is completing the leveling work toward an mba of his own at eastern and hopes to graduate with that degree by may 2014 an mba will add to his credentials as he seeks future opportunities in hospital administration at his new place of work everything is possible hemant says but there is no shortcut to success spring 2013 · page 11


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enmu nursing eastern new mexico university 1500 s ave k station 12 portales nm 88130 return service requested non-profit org us postage paid portales nm 88130 permit no 15 inside this issue page 1 msn update and important dates page 3 hed grant scholarship update page 4 enmu faculty position available for fall 2013 page 6 advice for online learners page 7 keep the ball rolling page 8 enmu student feature stephanie calvillo page 9 enmu bsn fall 2013 graduates page 10 enmu alum feature hemant sule page 11 nmnec update 288 do you have questions we have answers director dr leslie paternoster 575-562-2773 leslie.paternoster@enmu.edu nursing secretary shauma brown 575-562-2403 shauma.brown@enmu.edu nursing faculty lorraine goodrich 575-562-4285 lorraine.goodrich@enmu.edu recruitment and retention dawn wolf-taylor 575-562-2127 dawn.wolf-taylor@enmu.edu enmu s bsn completion program is accredited through the national league for nursing accrediting commission nlnac and the msn program is a candidate for nlnac accreditation for more information visit www.nlnac.org or contact nlnac at 3343 peachtree road ne suite 850 atlanta georgia 30326 nursing faculty valerie kyle 575-562-2145 valerie.kyle@enmu.edu



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