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Nursing Program Receives National Recognition

  • Published: September 24, 2010


  • Nazareth College's Department of Nursing receives "Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award."
  • The award will be presented in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2010.

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Alicia Nestle

Nursing Program Receives National Recognition

Nazareth College is proud to announce that the Department of Nursing has been selected as a recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award for its study abroad dual-degree program in nursing. The award will be presented on Monday, November 1 in Washington, D.C.

Nazareth College is the first college in the United States to have affiliations with two European universities (Hungary and Finland) that allows students to receive a degree majoring in nursing from three universities. After passing the licensing exams, graduates will have a nursing license to work in the U.S. and Europe.

  “The selection process was very competitive,” says Shirley Szekeres, Ph.D., dean of the School of Health and Human Services. “The College’s nursing faculty, under the leadership of Dr. Marie O’Toole, are to be highly commended.”

The award recognizes outstanding work of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing member schools to re-envision traditional models for nursing education and lead programmatic change. Innovation awards, including a monetary prize of $1,000, are given in four institutional categories: Small Schools; Academic Health Center (AHC); Private Schools without an AHC; and Public Schools without an AHC. Nazareth College will receive the 2010 award in the Small School category.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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