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Dean Heads State Nursing Advocacy Association

by Edward Carpenter

Judith Karshmer, dean of the University of San Francisco School of Nursing, has been elected president of the California Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Karshmer 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 nursing.

“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.

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