CCAC Dean of Nursing and other nurse educators honored by Allegheny County Council

Kathy Mayle Nursing Proclamation
Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—Community 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.

Sponsored 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.”

Mayle expressed 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.”

Mayle 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.

CCAC 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.

Pictured, 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 to learn more.

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