Faculty of the UNM College of Nursing are asking nurse executives from around the state to attend a special feedback session and give their opinions on how UNM College of Nursing graduates perform on the job.

 

The session will be held Thursday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at La Posada de Albuquerque, 125 Second St. NW.

 

Nancy Morton, an instructor in the UNM College of Nursing and chairwoman of the undergraduate committee, said faculty will use the information they gather as they evaluate and revise the college's curriculum over the next year. Talking face-to-face is a more effective way to solicit opinions than sending out surveys, she added.

 

"Surveys give us numbers, but having a meeting starts a dialogue and opens up areas that we don't even know about," she said. "As we talk with people, we hopefully can identify issues we might not already be aware of."

 

Morton is asking that nurse executives that is, those who hire and oversee nurses in hospitals, schools and other settings from throughout the state attend the feedback session. In addition to asking how UNM College of Nursing graduates are doing on the job, faculty also want to know what kind of needs executives foresee in the coming years.

 

"We love to hear about our strengths, but we also need to hear about our weaknesses and how to address those," Morton said.

 

UNM College of Nursing Dean Sandra L. Ferketich, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., also will attend the session. "In order to maintain the quality of our nursing program, we have to speak with and take seriously the comments of people who employ our graduates," she said.

 

Those interested in attending the session should call Deidra Wilson at 505-272-5098 or dcwilson@salud.unm.edu


Contact: Lynn Melton, 272-3322