Rose Santee, MA, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, Associate Dean of the Trinitas School of

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Associate Dean of School of Nursing named to NLN Commission

Rose Santee, MA, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, Associate Dean of the Trinitas School of Nursing, will serve a three- year term as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the National League for Nursing's (NLN) Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA). Her term, which began on March 1, will continue through December 31, 2017.

Rose has been instrumental in advocating excellence in nursing education at the School of Nursing, the co-operative program of Trinitas Regional Medical Center and Union County College which confers a Diploma in Nursing and an Associate in Science degree with 75 credits. With more than 30 years experience in nursing education as a faculty member and as an educational administrator, Rose was one of the first educators nationally to obtain the certified nurse educator credential (CNE) from the National League for Nursing (NLN) in 2005. She and other eligible faculty members of the Trinitas School of Nursing were the first nursing faculty in the nation to achieve 100% certification as nurse educators.

Trinitas School of Nursing's first achieved designation as Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing for 2008-2011. That designation has been renewed through Fall 2020.


About Trinitas School of Nursing
Trinitas School of Nursing conducts a Cooperative Nursing Program with Union County College and confers a Diploma in Nursing from Trinitas and an Associate Degree from the College. Initially offering nursing studies as the Elizabeth General Medical Center School of Nursing, Trinitas School of Nursing has been in continuous operation since 1891. The Cooperative Nursing Program offers a Diploma in Nursing from Trinitas School of Nursing and an Associate in Science Degree from Union County College upon successful completion of the curriculum. Fully accredited by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education, Inc., the program offers a basic course of study in nursing. It provides a sound theoretical base of knowledge in the nursing, biological, behavioral and sociological sciences and integrates this knowledge into academic and practical experiences within the health and illness continuum of client care. Utilization of a variety of health care agencies facilitates the application of all aspects of the studentsí learning. Students earn a total of 75 credits in the Cooperative Nursing Program. Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurse Licensure. For information about the program of study at Trinitas School of Nursing, call 908-659-5200.

Posted: May 19, 2015

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