June 15, 2015

I want to start the week sharing some great news from the College of Nursing and Health.  I’m happy to announce after considerable consideration the College of Nursing and Health has been granted additional space in the basement of University Hall.  We have been fortunate to have been given classrooms 056 and 060 and we are in the process of creating plans to utilize this space as additional lab/simulation space.  These rooms will become officially ours August 1st and I’m anxious to build a great space for our students.  This space has been given to the college in addition to the 3rd floor space we have already gained. The third floor is in the process of being painted and having carpets cleaned for a June 23rd move. Summer might be a slower time on campus for some, but not this summer for the College of Nursing and Health!

I want to congratulate Deb Ulrich for her selection by the National League of Nursing in the 2015 Class of Fellows.  Twenty two distinguished nurse educators have been selected for the ninth class of fellows for induction this coming October.  This is a very competitive application process that takes into consideration several contributions including innovative teaching and learning strategies; nursing education research; faculty development; academic leadership and community partnerships.  Congratulations Dr. Ulrich, we are very proud of your accomplishments and grateful you are a part of Wright State University’s College of Nursing and Health.

The Director of the BSN program, Lake Campus position has been posted. We hope to have someone in that position before the start of school in the fall.

I also received some good news this week regarding the IDEU. I made contact with the Department of Social Work, and they have agreed to participate in the interprofessional training model at Kettering Medical Center. This project continues to grow and is developing a campus wide reputation.

To close, I want to share again the great news that the CCNE Board of Commissioners has granted full accreditation status to our baccalaureate and master degree programs.  This accreditation was granted for 10 years and is the maximum accreditation period given.  Our current accreditation is now from November 17, 2014 to June 30, 2025.

Upon reflection, the students, faculty and staff give me opportunities everyday to be proud of our accomplishments at the College of Nursing and Health.  I believe that we are a great place to study and work and I know we will continue to do great things together in the future.