Karen Reesman, Ph.D., of Mountain City, Tenn., has been hired as associate professor and chairperson of Appalachian's Department of Nursing.Additional
faculty are expected to be hired in spring 2006.Reesman
expects to admit 20 to 25 students into each cohort or class.Students will be admitted based on receipt of a completed application, official high school and college transcripts, grade point average and letters of recommendation (preferably from nurse educators and/or administrators).Appalachian's
nursing program will apply for accreditation with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
"We hope to have a traditional, four-year BSN program in place on campus as soon as is feasible," Reesman
said."In addition, we will add other programs, on and off campus, to meet the needs of the surrounding area, North Carolina and the nation.We also plan to become involved internationally, and our long-term goal is to help address the world-wide shortage of nurses and become a leader in nursing education."
For more information about Appalachian's
RN to BSN program, contact Reesman
at (828) 262-7129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.