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St. Joseph’s College of Nursing Designated National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education

Syracuse, NY (August 16, 2016) – St. Joseph’s Health is proud to announce that St. Joseph’s College of Nursing has earned the National League for Nursing’s prestigious designation as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education™ for the years 2016-2019. The COE designations will be presented at an Awards Convocation at the NLN Education Summit in Orlando, Florida on Friday, September 23rd at 5:00pm.  

St. Joseph’s College of Nursing is one of only seven schools nationally that has achieved initial COE designation in 2016. The Center of Excellence designation was inaugurated in 2004 and, with this year’s awardees, there are only 56 schools and organizations that have achieved this elite status.    

“The NLN is proud to recognize those schools and organizations that are doing the outstanding work that sets them apart from others,” said NLN president Dr. Anne Bavier. “By publicly acknowledging these best practices,” added NLN CEO Dr. Beverly Malone, “We promote the preparation of a diverse, culturally competent nursing workforce to deliver safe, effective patient care in our complex, dynamic health care environment.”    

Marianne Markowitz, VP/Dean at St. Joseph’s College of Nursing states, “This designation acknowledges the outstanding innovations as well as the commitment to excellence by the entire college’s administration, faculty, staff, and students.” 

Graduates from St. Joseph’s College of Nursing are noted for their exceptional skill and caring, and consistently score at or above the 90th percentile on the national council licensing exam – which far exceeds both national and state scores (the 2015 national average was 84.5%).  

St. Joseph’s College of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and by their regional accreditor, Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).  St. Joseph’s Health is also designated as a Magnet Hospital for Excellence in Nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.”