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"The Chattanoogan" featured Pace's passing rates on the NCLEX-RN in "Lee's School Of Nursing Ranked #1 In Tennessee"

04/03/2019

"The Chattanoogan" featured Pace's passing rates on the NCLEX-RN in "Lee's School Of Nursing Ranked #1 In Tennessee"

...Of the 639 programs ranked across the country by registerednursing.org, only six other schools had an averaged 100 percent passing rates on the NCLEX-RN. Those schools were Stanbridge University in California, Baton Rouge General Medical Center in Louisiana, Pace University in New York, University of Mount Union in Ohio, Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania, and LeTourneau University in Texas. 

The NCLEX-RN exam is used by all state boards of nursing across the United States to help assess a student's competency and is required for licensure. In addition, many state boards of nursing use the total overall NCLEX-RN pass rates for a school as one of the main ways to approve a school's ability to provide a nursing education in the state.

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Nursing Association Grants Mentorship Award to Dr. Harriet Feldman

11/28/2018

Nursing Association Grants Mentorship Award to Dr. Harriet Feldman

NYONEL member and Pace University’s College of Health Professions’ Dean Harriet R. Feldman PhD, RN, FAAN was honored by the American Nurses Association - New York (ANA-NY) with the 2018 Mentorship Award at its 6th Annual Meeting and Conference. 

The Award recognizes a nurse who has been an exemplary mentor to less experienced nurses in any domain of nursing – education, research, practice improvement, clinical practice, and/or health policy. The recipient of this award will have provided professional guidance and support to the mentees over a protracted time period during the evolution of their careers in an effort to help the mentees reach their professional, mutually agreed upon goals.  In accepting the award, Dean Feldman commented:

“Nothing is more important, perhaps, than preparing future leaders to set the course for health care and higher education. I take this responsibility very seriously. It is an honor that I strive every day to live up to.”

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"NYONEL Newsletter" featured Pace University’s College of Health Professions’ Dean Harriet R. Feldman PhD, RN, FAAN in "NYONEL to Host ANA Review Course for ANCC Nurse Executive Certification"

11/28/2018

"NYONEL Newsletter" featured Pace University’s College of Health Professions’ Dean Harriet R. Feldman PhD, RN, FAAN in "NYONEL to Host ANA Review Course for ANCC Nurse Executive Certification"

November 27, 2018 Volume 3 Issue 11

ANA-NY Grants Mentorship Award to Dr. Harriet Feldman

NYONEL member and Pace University’s College of Health Professions’ Dean Harriet R. Feldman PhD, RN, FAAN was honored by the American Nurses Association - New York (ANA-NY) with the 2018 Mentorship Award at its 6th Annual Meeting and Conference.

The Award recognizes a nurse who has been an exemplary mentor to less experienced nurses in any domain of nursing – education, research, practice improvement, clinical practice, and/or health policy. The recipient of this award will have provided professional guidance and support to the mentees over a protracted time period during the evolution of their careers in an effort to help the mentees reach their professional, mutually agreed upon goals.  In accepting the award, Dean Feldman commented: “Nothing is more important, perhaps, than preparing future leaders to set the course for health care and higher education. I take this responsibility very seriously. It is an honor that I strive every day to live up to.”

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Press Release: Pace University’s School of Education and College of Health Professions Launch New Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs this Fall

05/29/2018

Press Release: Pace University’s School of Education and College of Health Professions Launch New Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs this Fall

Pace University is launching a Bachelor of Science program in Early Childhood Education in lower Manhattan and in Westchester as well as a new Master of Science program in Nutrition and Dietetics at its campus in Pleasantville.

The Early Childhood Education program prepares students to support the learning and development of all young children and includes a cultural competence component to prepare students to better serve children who come from diverse backgrounds. The program works with family and community partnerships but also focuses on using developmentally effective approaches to build a meaningful curriculum for young children.

The Early Childhood Education program leads to a bachelor’s degree and the New York State initial teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education (birth - grade 2). The program is full-time, and students advance through the program as a cohort, with required education courses offered in specific semesters which helps support graduation in four years.

“This new undergraduate program underscores the importance of Early Childhood Education,” said Xiao-lei Wang, PhD, Acting Dean of Pace’s School of Education. "High-quality early childhood education is a powerful means to promote continued success in school and in life, and the School of Education is pleased to add it to our academic programs.”

“Our aim is to prepare teachers who will support the development of the whole child, by promoting learning, growth, and social connections,” said School of Education Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Raquel Plotka, Ph.D.

For students with a taste for food science and health, Pace University’s College of Health Professions (CHP) is launching a new coordinated Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program. The program will offer concentrations in culinary nutrition and food policy while also fully preparing students to practice nutrition in a clinical setting.

The two-year, full-time coordinated program is the only one in the area where students are matched with and complete their internship of 1,200 required dietetic hours while attending classes. This model allows students to immediately apply their skills and knowledge in real life environments, including local food and hunger organizations, restaurants, hospitals, markets and farms.

Students in the program will be trained to serve as responsible practitioners, leaders, and innovators who will make positive impacts on nutrition outcomes. Students will share CHP’s Inter-professional Center for Healthcare Simulation with other health professions disciplines. Graduates of this program will be eligible to take the Registered Dietitian exam.

Dr. Christen Cupples Cooper, EdD, RDN, a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist (RDN) food and nutrition researcher is the Assistant Professor who founded the program. Dr. Cooper says: “Our aim is to educate a group of students who go into the workforce with the skills to help people to make healthful food choices, cook affordably and deliciously and lead happy, productive lives. We emphasize hands-on learning, enjoyment of food and promoting lifelong good health.”

“We are delighted to add Nutrition and Dietetics to our growing academic programs in the College of Health Professions,” said Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of Pace’s College of Health Professions. “This program offers great opportunities for inter-professional collaboration across our College.”

Both programs are accepting applications for Fall 2018. To learn more about the programs or to apply for fall, visit Early Childhood Education or Nutrition and Dietetics.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, NY, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. A 2017 study by the Equality of Opportunity Project ranks Pace University first in the nation among four-year private institutions for upward economic mobility based on students who enter college at the bottom fifth of the income distribution and end up in the top fifth. http://www.pace.edu

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Press Release: Inaugural Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series at Pace University Brought Together Thinkers and Leaders to Discuss Diversity and Inclusion

03/09/2018

Press Release: Inaugural Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series at Pace University Brought Together Thinkers and Leaders to Discuss Diversity and Inclusion

NEW YORK, March 9 – The inaugural College of Health Professions Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series at Pace University, a discussion of diversity and inclusion, was held March 5 at Pace’s lower Manhattan campus.

 “I believe diversity is one of the most pressing issues facing all of us today – in healthcare, in higher education, and across society,” said Harriet R. Feldman, dean and professor of the College of Health Professions. “We have in common a need to ensure diversity and inclusion in our workplaces, our schools, and our lives.”

“We are barraged daily with headlines and controversies, policy proposals and angry protests, on so many issues that relate directly to diversity and inclusion issues,” said Feldman. “I have had a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, both personally and professionally. I could not be more proud of the progress we have made during my 25 years at Pace, both within our College and the University as a whole, to educate so many dedicated and diverse students, faculty, and professionals.”

The event was attended by more than 120 community members and brought together an expert panel of thinkers and leaders in the health professions to discuss diversity and inclusion. The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series at Pace will be an annual event bringing important topics forward for discussion.

Pace President Marvin Krislov quoted statistics that demonstrate Pace’s commitment to diversity. “We’re fully committed to diversity and inclusion at Pace,” said Krislov. “We’re proud of our diverse student body, and we’re actively working to further diversify our faculty and staff. Diversity and inclusion are keys to the best education, preparing students to succeed in the workplace.”

Dr. Rumay Alexander led the panel. Alexander is chief diversity officer and associate vice chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and president of the National League for Nursing.

Alexander was joined by four panelists:

*Pace President Marvin Krislov.

*Professor Randolph McLaughlin, a civil rights attorney and professor at Pace’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law. 

*Pace College of Health Professions Professor Joanne Singleton, an accomplished clinician, educator and researcher.

*Cornell Craig, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Director of Multicultural Affairs at Pace.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, NY, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. A 2017 study by the Equality of Opportunity Project ranks Pace University first in the nation among four-year private institutions for upward economic mobility based on students who enter college at the bottom fifth of the income distribution and end up in the top fifth. www.pace.edu

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