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Rasmussen College Dean Of Nursing Nominated To Board Of Directors For The National Organization For Associate Degree Nursing

Green Bay Campus Faculty Member Runs for Director Position on the Board of the Nation’s Primary Advocate of Associate Degree Nursing

August 24, 2010

GREEN BAY, Wis., (August 24, 2010) – Rasmussen College Green Bay congratulates Dean of Nursing Beth Marquez on being nominated for a director position on the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN) Board of Directors. Founded in 1984, the N-OADN has been recognized nationally for enhancing the quality of Associate Degree nursing education. Marquez, who was selected for her outstanding work in the field of nursing, is among only five candidates under consideration for the position. Newly elected board members will be announced September 10.

The primary goal of the N-OADN is to protect the future of Associate Degree nursing, especially in the midst of health care changes. The organization supports this mission by continuing to disseminate information and provide an arena for collegial networking to those who are passionate about Associate Degree nursing.

“Rasmussen College faculty are thought leaders and experts in their fields,” Rasmussen College Regional Dean of Nursing Dr. Sheryl Stogis said. “Beth has continuously shown her dedication to Associate Degree nursing and would be an excellent advocate for the profession if selected to participate on the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Board of Directors.”

With more than 30 years of nursing experience and clients across the lifespan, Marquez has demonstrated a strong history of leadership in the nursing field.  She currently serves on the Wisconsin Nursing Association’s Continuing Education Approval Program (CEAP) committee and is also a member of Sigma Tau International.

“If elected, my primary goals are to establish N-OADN chapters in the states where chapters do not currently exist, to recruit members who are passionate about educating nurses of the future, and to be a voice for associate degree nursing programs across the country,” Marquez said. “I also want to establish a mentoring program for faculty who are new to nursing education and incorporate online continuing education programs for this segment of the N-OADN membership.”

Elections for the new Board of Directors will be conducted electronically through August 31.

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