Two Allen College Faculty Members Achieve Certification

April 13, 2009

Two Allen College faculty members have achieved national certification as advanced practice nurses.

Rhonda Cue, assistant professor of nursing, has passed the national examination to be certified as an acute care nurse practitioner. Professor Cue completed a post-master’s certificate in acute care nursing from Saint Louis University. Another faculty member, associate professor Maria Farmer, completed the same program and is also a certified acute care nurse practitioner. Both faculty members teach in the acute care nurse practitioner track of Allen College’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.

Dr. Susan Dawson, professor of nursing and dean of academic affairs, has also been certified as a nurse practitioner. Dr. Dawson, who completed a post-master’s certificate program at Vanderbilt University, is now certified as an adult psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Dr. Dawson already held certification as a psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist. Dr. Dawson teaches in the adult psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner track of Allen College’s MSN program.

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