Dr. Ann White elected to Collegiate Nursing Education’s Board of Commissioners

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Dr. Ann H. White, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Indiana, was elected to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Board of Commissioners, representing chief nursing administrators from across the United States.

Ballots were distributed to CCNE-accredited nursing education programs (baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and post-graduate certificate) and CCNE-accredited entry-to-practice nurse residency programs, to be cast in the elections for the CCNE Board of Commissioners and the CCNE Nominating Committee. Ballots were cast electronically by institutions, resulting in a 74 percent response rate.

In 2012, White was named the second dean in the history of the College of Nursing and Health Professions. A professor of nursing, she previously served the College as interim dean, associate dean of nursing and program director for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. She joined the University in 1990.

White earned her PhD in nursing education from Georgia State University in 1998, an MBA from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1989, a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 1981, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Iowa in 1979, and a nursing diploma from Allen Memorial School of Nursing in 1972. She is a registered nurse in both Indiana and Kentucky and holds national board certification as a nurse executive from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is an autonomous accrediting agency contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education programs and entry-to-practice nurse residency programs. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency programs.

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