Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, Manhattan, has earned the National League for Nursings four-year designation as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in the category of student learning and professional development.
Phillips Beth Israel is one of six centers of nursing education that have been designated a COE in 2014, according to a news release. There are now 35 schools across the U.S. that have attained COE recognition in a program that launched in 2004. The newly designated schools will be recognized at this months NLN Education Summit in Phoenix.
The COE honor caps the 14-year tenure as dean of Janet Mackin, RN, EdD, who retired on July 31. Mackin recently received Mount Sinai Beth Israels 2014 Care and Compassion Award.
During the schools commencement ceremony in May, Phillips Beth Israel board co-chairwomen Janet Green and Ruth Nerken recognized Mackins outstanding service, visionary leadership, dedication and passion.
Janet helped grow the school and expand it to its current college status, associate dean Lynn Rubenstein, RN, MA, said in a news release. We are grateful for her leadership and support.