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Date: November 20, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 Pm (ET)

Webinar Overview

The CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (2013) go into effect January 1, 2014. Learn what’s new, what’s changed, and how the revised standards will impact nursing programs at the baccalaureate and graduate levels. This webinar will provide an overview of the revised standards and offer participants the opportunity to ask questions to members of the CCNE Standards Committee and CCNE staff. 

Webinar SpeakerS

Susan Fetsch, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Avila University

Dr. Susan Fetsch is serving her 20th academic year as Dean or Chair of the nursing program at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri.  She received BSN and PhD degrees from the University of Kansas and a MS degree from the University of Minnesota. She has held nursing faculty appointments at the University of Kansas and William Jewell College. She is active professionally including site evaluator and Accreditation Review Committee co-chair for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.  She recently served as a member of the Standards Review Task Force.  In addition, Dr. Fetsch is Missouri State Grassroots Co-Liaison for AACN and currently serves on the program committee.  She is an alum of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program and chair of Kansas Action for Children—an advocacy organization for children.

Heidi Taylor, PhD, RN, NC-BC, Associate Professor, West Texas A&M University

Dr. Heidi Taylor currently serves as Associate Professor of Nursing at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.  During her 23 year tenure at West Texas A&M University, she has served as the university’s Associate Vice President for Learning Assessment, as founding dean for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Division Head for Nursing. Dr. Taylor has recently returned to her passion, which is teaching nursing.  She is also a board- certified nurse coach with special emphasis on Integrative Nurse Coaching. Dr. Taylor has worked as a pediatric staff nurse, nursing administrator, and quality assurance and risk manager. Dr. Taylor earned her BSN from West Texas A&M University, and her MS and PhD in nursing from Texas Woman’s University. She has served nursing education as a member and chair of various AACN committees, including an appointment to the Task Force that developed the DNP Essentials document. She was recently awarded honorary membership in AACN for her service to the association.  She has also been active in CCNE as a member of the Standards Committee in 2008-2009 and as co-chair of the 2011-2013 Standards Committee. She has served on CCNE’s Accreditation Review Committee, Substantive Change Advisory Group and as an accreditation on-site evaluator and team leader. Dr. Taylor has provided consultation to numerous programs related to accreditation and learning outcomes assessment. 

Jane Voglewede, JD, Former Legal Counsel, Sanford Health

Jane Voglewede practiced law for 33 years with North Dakota's largest law firm, specializing in health care law and defense of medical malpractice cases.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and past chair of the North Dakota Judiciary Standards Committee and the North Dakota Commission for Continuing Legal Education.  Jane taught as a visiting assistant professor of law at the University of North Dakota Law School before starting private practice, and was a guest lecturer annually at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine for more than 20 years during her practice.  In 2004 she became legal counsel for Sanford Health System, the largest rural not-for-profit health system in the country.  She retired from that position in 2011.  Jane served on the CCNE Board of Commissioners as a public member for six years beginning in 2006, was on its Executive Committee, was a co-chair of the Report Review Committee, and co-chaired the 2011- 2013 Standards Committee. 


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