CCAC Dean of Nursing and other nurse educators honored by Allegheny County Council
PITTSBURGH—Community College of Allegheny County Dean of Nursing Kathy Mayle, RN, MA, MNEd, MBA, was one of six local nursing school administrators honored by Allegheny County Council at its October 20th meeting. Council issued an official proclamation recognizing professional nursing as essential to the safety and quality of patient care and thanking all nurses for their dedication.
Sponsored by At-Large Council Member Heather Heidelbaugh, the proclamation, reads, in part: “Whereas, Allegheny County values and appreciates nurses and we respect the critical role they play in our healthcare system;
“Now, therefore be it resolved that Allegheny County Council does hereby celebrate and recognize the contributions that nurses make to our health care system, to our communities, and to public health overall. We thank nurses across the country, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and here at Allegheny County for bringing an unwavering commitment to excellence, compassion and care to their practice and to the profession of nursing.”
While reading the proclamation, Heidelbaugh expressed her further gratitude, saying, “On behalf of every citizen of Allegheny County, there are no words that can express to all of you fine women our deepest gratitude and thank you for a lifetime of giving and the care that you have given to thousands if not millions of sick people in our community.”
Mayle expressed her appreciation at being recognized as a nurse and the head of CCAC’s nursing program that prepares hundreds of graduates each year for productive and rewarding careers, saying, “I am very pleased that Allegheny County recognizes the value of nurses and the critical role they play in our healthcare system. I am also proud of the fact that CCAC graduates one of the largest classes of registered nurses among the nation’s two-year institutions.”
Mayle also noted that this summer, CCAC achieved full accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for the Education of Nurses, and CCAC Nursing graduates achieved an 88.56 percent pass rate (above the 80 percent mandated pass rate for first-time test takers from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015).
Pictured holding proclamations, are, from the left: Mary Ellen Glasgow, Duquesne University; Jackie Dunbar Jacobs, University of Pittsburgh; Kathy Mayle, Community College of Allegheny County; Diane Hunker, Chatham University; Valerie Howard, Robert Morris University; and Deborah Mitchum, Carlow University.