College of Allegheny County Dean of Nursing Kathy Mayle, MA, MBA, MNEd, BSN,
RN, was among local nursing school administrators honored by Allegheny County
Council at its May 10th meeting. Council issued an official
proclamation declaring this week to be “nurses week” in celebration and
recognition of nursing’s accomplishments.
by council members Cindy Kirk and
Robert Macey, the proclamation reads, in part: Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Allegheny
County Council does hereby declare the week of May 6 through May 12, 2016
as nurses week and that all residents of Allegheny County join in
acknowledging the nurses who care for all of us, and be it further
resolved, that the residents of Allegheny County celebrate nursing’s
accomplishments and efforts to improve our health care systems.”
her appreciation at being recognized as the head of CCAC’s nursing program,
which prepares hundreds of graduates each year for productive and rewarding
careers, saying, “I am happy to be standing here with my CCAC Nursing
faculty, and especially proud to be one of the three million professional
registered nurses working in the U.S. Nursing is truly a profession that I
love; it has its own unique characteristics, traditions, patterns of behavior,
values and beliefs. Caring and compassion for serving those in need are valued
traits of being a nurse.”
also noted that CCAC has a strong faculty and a solid reputation for graduating
competent nurses. In 2012, the faculty adopted the new concept-based
curriculum, which required movement from a medical model to a more engaging
problem-based learning approach. The faculty has worked over the last three
years to tweak the curriculum in the best interest of the students and haschosen to invite students to sit on each
of their council committees in order to incorporate student feedback into a
systematic plan for program evaluation.
President Dr. Quintin Bullock also offered his congratulations to all the
nurses and nurse educators. In his remarks, he noted CCAC’s status as being one
of the top producers of nursing graduates in the country. In Pennsylvania, CCAC
ranks second among community colleges in the number of graduates in Nursing.
from the left, are: Sue Means, Allegheny County Council; Cindy Kirk, Allegheny
County Council; Dr. Quintin Bullock, president, CCAC; Kathy Mayle, dean,
Nursing, CCAC; Rosemary Russell, professor, Nursing, CCAC; Brenda Schneider,
professor, Nursing, CCAC; Dr. Patty Paul, professor, Nursing, CCAC; and Devon
George, administrator, Nursing Education Data and Adjunct Nursing, CCAC.
###About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates nearly 30,000 credit
students through more than 150 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer
programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce
development courses. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide
affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and
supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for
academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.
CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to approximately 500
colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible
instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and
beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.