Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing Program chosen as model for new program in Egypt

The Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing Program has been charged with overseeing all facets of starting the new nursing program, consulting on everything from curriculum to establishing a mission statement to recruiting faculty, staff and students.

A group of leaders from the local nursing program recently traveled to Egypt to begin working on the project. While there, the group toured the building where the school will be housed, visited local hospitals and discussed the various steps that need to be taken to get the school up and running. Additional trips to Egypt are expected over the next year as the program is established.

“We are honored that the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development chose our program to replicate in Egypt,” said Marie McCarthy, vice president for education at the Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing Program. “We look forward to working with the foundation over the coming months to establish a program that will turn out excellent nursing professionals.”

The Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing Program as part of Regis College School of Nursing and Health Professions has been designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (NLN). It is the first NLN Center of Excellence designation in New England and one of only 13 in the country.

Each year since 2004, the NLN has invited nursing schools to apply for this designation based on their ability to demonstrate sustained excellence in faculty development, nursing education research, or student learning and professional development. Schools must also have a proven commitment to continuous quality improvement.

The Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing Program, which is located on the hospital’s Medford campus, offers students a unique blend of classroom and clinical experience, expert faculty and a flexible curriculum. The program is responsive to the diverse needs of applicants seeking a nursing education and accommodates student needs through a variety of schedule options, including day, night and weekend study.

For information about the Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing Program, call 781-306-6600 or visit www.lmregis.org. For more information about Hallmark Health, visit www.hallmarkhealth.org or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hallmarkhealth.

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham, and Hallmark Health Medical Center.




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