Kettering College Nursing Department to Receive Accreditation Visit

NLNAC team will be on campus Feb. 24-26

Kettering, OH - 2/9/2009

Kettering, Ohio (Feb. 9) – As part of process for seeking continuing accreditation of its Associate and Bachelor of Science in nursing programs, the Kettering College of Medical Arts Division of Nursing will host a team from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) from Tuesday, Feb. 24, through Thursday, Feb. 26.

The NLNAC team will attend several classes and clinical settings and will meet with faculty, students,  administrators and community partners during its three-day visit to Kettering College. The team will consist of chairperson Dr. Margie Washnok, associate professor of nursing at Presentation College (Aberdeen, S.D.); Sally Erdel, assistant professor of nursing at Bethel College (Mishawaka, Ind.); Dr. Nancy Harms, professor emeritus of nursing at Midland Lutheran College (Fremont, Neb.); Marilyn Caldwell, assistant professor of nursing at SUNY College of Agriculture & Technology at Morrisville (Morrisville, N.Y.); and Deborah Clark, staff nurse at OSF St. Francis Medical Center (Peoria, Ill.).

The public is invited to meet the NLNAC team and to share its comments about the Kettering College nursing programs in person at a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 2:30-3 p.m. in room G-94 on the ground floor of the Boonshoft Center for Medical Sciences.

Written comments also are welcome and should be submitted directly to Dr. Sharon Tanner, Executive Director, The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway, Third Floor, New York, NY 10006, or sent via e-mail to stanner@nlnac.org.

The NLNAC is responsible for specialized accreditation of nursing education programs. Kettering College’s associate’s degree originally was accredited in 1986, with the most recent re-accreditation granted in 2002.  The bachelor’s-completion degree first was accredited in 2003. Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review process that demonstrates to current and prospective students, as well as the public, that Kettering College’s nursing program meets or exceeds standards for educational quality.

For more information about the site visit, contact the Kettering College Division of Nursing at (937) 395-8619.

About Kettering College of Medical Arts

Kettering College of Medical Arts is a fully accredited, coeducational college that specializes in health science education.  A division of Kettering Medical Center, the College is located on the KMC campus in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, and is chartered by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Kettering College offers certificate programs, Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees, and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree.

Born out of Adventist faith and upholding Christ, Kettering College educates students to make service a life calling and to view health as harmony with God in body, mind, and spirit. Eighty percent of Kettering College graduates live and work in Ohio, with the majority settling in the Dayton area.

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