Dean Judith Karshmer, USF School of Nursing.
Karshmer, dean of the University of San Francisco School of Nursing, has been
elected president of the California Association of Colleges of Nursing.
took the helm in early May and will head the resurgent industry advocacy group
for the next two years. After new leadership took over in 2008, CACN began to
rebuild. Karshmer plans to continue that trend as the organization revamps its
Web presence, grows its nursing and health care policy advocacy efforts, and
develops strategies for improving four-year and advanced-degree education in
“My goal is to put in place processes to leverage
CACN as the voice for baccalaureate and higher nursing education in California
– that speaks to legislators, policymakers, and educational entities about how
to advance nursing education and form a stronger collaboration with our
colleagues in practice and nursing service,” Karshmer said.