CASN Alternative Format Item Writing Webinar: Transitioning to the NCLEX-RN

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Nominations for CASN Board of Directors, Awards & Nominations Committee and Accreditation Bureau

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CASN Scholarship Course - Registration Now open on the CASN website!

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Entry-to-Practice Public Health Nursing Competencies for Undergraduate Nursing Education

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Wendy McBride Award for Accreditation Reviewer Excellence
 

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Wendy McBride  Award for Accreditation Reviewer Excellence 2014

CASN is very pleased to institute the Wendy McBride Award for Accreditation Reviewer Excellence. This award acknowledges the contribution of a former Executive Director, to CASN and to the CASN Accreditation Program.

The role of reviewers is critical to the success and credibility of the CASN accreditation program. Reviewers are expected to promote excellence in nursing education by assessing programs offered by schools of nursing against CASN accreditation standards.  Demonstrating equality and support for the educational program in the role of site visitor, and identifying those programs that demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarly activity. Reviewers make a commitment to participate in at least two reviews during two consecutive years.

Eligibility

Any current CASN reviewer who has participated in an accreditation review in the last two years. The nominee can be any participating member of the on-site review team.

Criteria

The recipient of this award will demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • is a CASN Accreditation Program Reviewer;
  • has made a significant contribution to the Accreditation Program by providing direction and leadership during an onsite visit and writing of the site visit report;
  • has participated in the evaluation and advancement of the Accreditation Program; and,
  • has demonstrated appreciation and comprehension of the Accreditation Program purpose, standards and policies.
Nominations will be reviewed on the basis of originality, level of contribution and commitment to the Accreditation Program.

Submission/Nomination Documentation

Individuals must be nominated in writing by three faculty members of a CASN member school. One of the nominators must be the dean/director/chair of a nursing education program that was recently reviewed OR another review team member with whom the nominee has worked. The completed nomination form must be submitted with letters of support from each nominator and a 250 word description of the nominee’s commitment to the Accreditation Program should be included. The letters of support should specifically reference the nominee’s achievements and activities related to the award criteria and should be addressed to the Chair of the Nominations and Awards Committee of CASN, and identify the individual by name, title and school/faculty.

Selection Process

The Nominations and Awards Committee will review the nominations and present recommendations to the CASN Board of Directors.

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