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CNI College Appoints Dr. Robyn Nelson as Dean of Nursing


A New Year and New Beginnings for an Orange County Premier Nursing School

CNI College is pleased to announce Dr. Robyn Nelson is joining the educational team as Dean of Nursing. Dr. Nelson brings over two decades of experience to one of the top ten nursing programs in the area. An established thought-leader for workforce development in California, Dr. Nelson is a dedicated partner to prominent nursing education organizations in the state, including the Southern California Hospital Association.

“It is truly an honor to have Dr. Nelson join our team at CNI College,” said Colleen Buffington, Owner of CNI College. “Dr. Nelson has dedicated her career to serving in health education and brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of professional nursing accreditation. With her extensive experience and leadership, CNI College will soar into the new year at even greater heights. Her dedication to education in the field of nursing aligns with our core values and vision to create excellence at every opportunity. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Robyn Nelson to the team and look forward to her leadership and positive impact at CNI College.”

Dr. Nelson holds a PhD in Nursing Administration from UC San Francisco, a Master of Science, Education Clinical Nurse Specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing from Boston University, and a BS in Nursing from Loma Linda University. Dr. Nelson has served as a Dean/Director for over two decades in three different educational sectors, developing programs at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, as well as using the online modality. Through her work with the Southern California Hospital Association, she works to transition new graduates to practice and supports non-direct care with simulation education. She is currently a member of the Substantive Change Committee of the WASC Senior College and University Commission, and as a site visitor for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a professional nursing accreditor. She brings established working relationships with industry partners, such as Academic Testing, Inc (ATI), workforce leaders, such as HealthImpact and the Hospital Association of Southern CA. Dr. Nelson currently serves as the academic board member for the Association of California Nurse Leaders, the California arm of AONL, ANA/California, the California Association of Colleges of Nursing, and as a faculty consultant for the California Student Nurses Association. The network of organizations and individuals that has and continues to support Dr. Nelson’s professional career, will support CNI College in achieving the institution’s strategic goals and mission to support the education of professional nurses.

About CNI College
CNI College, based in Orange County, is a provider of career education. CNI College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is accredited by the commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CNI College offers seven (7) distinct career programs; Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Baccalaureate Science in Nursing (BSN), RN to BSN, Vocational Nursing (VN), AOS Surgical Technology, AOS MRI Technology, and Medical Assisting. Each of these programs are designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, competencies, and professional education necessary to achieve their desired diploma and or license and assist the graduates in becoming gainfully employed in their chosen field. The CNI College Student Services Department provides the necessary resources like skills coaching, job fairs, mentoring, and career guidance to help students fulfill their dreams. To find out more about CNI College programs, contact CNI College at (888) 985-5908 or visit the website at http://www.cnicollege.edu.




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