Kathleen Thompson (Nursing) recently became one of the first nursing faculty in the country to earn the credential of "Certified Nurse Educator" from the National League for Nursing. She successfully completed the NLN's new certification exam. Of the 206 educators who were first to take the test, 174 passed. The NLN developed the rigorous program to achieve the following goals: distinguish academic nursing education as a specialty area of practice and an advanced practice role within professional nursing; recognize the academic nurse educator’s specialized knowledge, skills and abilities, and excellence in practice; strengthen the use of core competencies of nurse educator practice; and demonstrate a commitment to professional development, lifelong learning and nursing education as a career.
Celebrate Wellness Final Winners
The following employees were named weekly and grand prize winners in the NMU “Celebrate Wellness” program. This self-graded system awards points for exercise and other health-related activities. Participants who reached a minimum of 50 points and submitted their forms to Human Resources were entered in the random weekly drawings. Winners and their respective prizes were:
Week 9 ($20 gift card for Johnson’s Sports): Bob Ryan (Engineering and Planning), Gail Praznik (Health Center), Carol Schirtzinger (Financial Services), Marsha Bartle (Academic Computing), Mary Kuczwara (College of Arts and Sciences), and Darlene Rantala (Finance and Planning).
Week 10 ($20 gift card for Dunham’s): Rachelle Misun (Human Resources), Mary Letts (English), Janet Koski (Health, Physical Education and Recreation), Lucy Dagenais (Academic Information Services), Terri Williams (Art and Design), and Cara Kamps (Student Activities and Leadership Programs).
Week 11 ($20 gift card for MC Sports): Bob Ryan (Engineering and Planning), Rick Parmenter (Plant Operations), Judy Hopper (Consulting and Support Services), Kimber Olli (Records), Sandy Carlson (Academic Computing), and June Nelson (Financial Services).
Grand Prize ($50 gift card for the NMU bookstore): Sharon Mattis (Controllers Office), Janet Koski (Health, Physical Education and Recreation), and Maggie Salinger (Bookstore).