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St. Anselm nursing dean recognized by state nurses association


Sharon George, RN-BC, PhD, ANP, dean of nursing at St. Anselm College, Goffstown, N.H., was honored at the 2012 New Hampshire Nurses Association awards banquet Oct. 18 in Concord, N.H., for progression and advancement in nursing education.

The event, named “Celebration & Transformation,” included a keynote address by Rose Gonzalez, RN, MPS, director of government affairs for the American Nurses Association.

George serves as chairwoman of the education subcommittee of the New Hampshire Action Coalition.

She was nominated and appointed as an on-site accreditation evaluator by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and has been published extensively on various fields of nursing. She was cited by the NHNA as being “instrumental in driving the efforts of seamless academic progression within nursing education and curriculum redesign and an avid promoter of articulation agreements between associate and bachelor degree nursing programs here in [New Hampshire].”

In 2010-2011, George also proposed, developed and opened the first complete hybrid online program for St. Anselm, an RN-to-BSN program that has increased admissions and recognized its first completion diploma in December 2012.

The award was accepted by St. Anselm colleague Karen Grafton on George’s behalf.


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