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Last week, I completed the annual report for our department’s American Nurses Credentialing Commission’s (ANCC) provider unit. Our team of nurse planners and I assessed, implemented and evaluated 77 continuing education programs that were presented across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Last week, I completed the annual report for our department’s American Nurses Credentialing Commission’s (ANCC) provider unit. Our team of nurse planners and I assessed, implemented and evaluated seventy-seven continuing education programs that were presented across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Judith Paré
Judith Paré joined the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) in May, 2017 as the Director of Nursing Education/Workforce Quality and Safety. In 2014, Judith earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in the field of Nursing Education Capella University. Prior to joining the MNA she was Dean of the School of Nursing & Behavioral Sciences at Becker College in Worcester Massachusetts. She is an experienced educator in academic and continuing education settings. Judith is a member of more than ten professional nursing organisations and she devotes much of her time as an advocate for the Rural Nurse Organisation. Her expertise include curriculum design, assessment and evaluation in nursing and healthcare. Her research areas of expertise in rural healthcare and specifically the lived experiences of the rural nurse generalist. Judith is a published author and a national speaker in the field of rural nursing. Her recent writings includes: Montgomery, S, Sutton A & Paré, J 2017, ‘Rural Nursing & Synergy’, Online Journal of Rural Nursing & Health Care, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 87-99. http://dx.doi.org/10.14574/ojrnhc.v17i1.431
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