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"This was a real A-team effort for that kind of outcome to be achieved in this kind of environment," Pomatto told the crowd.
She noted that "The bar for accountability is constantly rising." In her five years leading the department, Pomatto said, the national standards the department must meet have changed at least three times.
Pomatto said the accreditation team met with PSU nursing students, members of the nursing program's advisory board, representatives of the hospitals where students receive clinical experience and others. In every instance, Pomatto said, the evaluators came away impressed.
"These people were completely wowed by our students," Pomatto said. "They felt they (the students) represented well the future of nursing."
In addition to receiving unconditional accreditation from the CCNE, the department also received an unconditional 10-year approval from the Kansas State Board of Nursing.
For more information, contact the PSU Department of Nursing at 620-235-4431 or visit the department website.
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