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Plymouth State University Nursing Program Receives National Accreditation

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University's Nursing program has received a five-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a branch of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, for the program's Bachelor of Science in nursing. CCNE awarded five years of initial accreditation to PSU, which is the maximum number of years granted for new degree programs. Nursing program Director Mary D. Bantell, EdD, RN, said the accreditation is a significant step forward for the two-year old program.

"We're very pleased to have received the maximum number of years of accreditation from CCNE, which is recognition of the excellence of our program and faculty," said Bantell. "We were successful in our accreditation efforts because of the collaboration with and support of our communities, including all of our hospital and health care agency colleagues."

The CCNE accreditation process included submission of a self-study and on-site interviews.

The PSU Department of Nursing offers a traditional pre-licensure program and an online bachelor's in nursing completion program for nurses. The Nursing Department graduated its first class in May, 2013.

For more information about PSU nursing program please visit: www.plymouth.edu/department/nursing/

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 06:28

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Mayhew Program Elects Seven New Trustees

BRISTOL — At the annual meeting of Mayhew's Board of Trustees, seven trustees were elected to three-year terms.

Newly elected members include Jim Barry of Gilford, Lisa Bottomley of North Hampton, Garvin Eastman of Bridgewater, Graham McSwiney of New London, Steven Rothenberg of Hopkinton, Marty Sink of Manchester, and Scott Stephens of Campton.

Mayhew is a nonprofit program focused on challenging and helping at-risk New Hampshire boys to believe in themselves, work well with others, and find their best. In 2014, Mayhew is serving 205 boys through its residential summer and school year mentoring programs. Thanks to the generosity of its many contributions, boys participate in the Mayhew Program tuition-free for up to six years.

Mayhew is a partner agency of the Granite, Greater Seacoast, and Monadnock United Ways.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 02:38

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GOP group will hear Congressional candidate Dan Innis

BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC'G) has announced that their next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30 p.m. at J.J. Goodwin's Restaurant (upstairs dining room), 769 Suncook Valley Highway (Rt 28), in Center Barnstead.

This month the committee will turn its attention to the 2014 elections – town-wide (non-partisan) in March, and state-wide in November. The guest speaker this month will be Dan Innis, candidate for Congress in the 1st District.

BARC'G meetings are open to Republicans and like-minded Independents from Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire. The meetings offer a great opportunity to meet new people or to renew old friendships while at the same time discussing the Republican Party's renewed focus on grass roots politics and party unity.

The Committee asks that each attendee bring a non-perishable food item (cans of soup, tuna fish, etc, etc) to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:14

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‘Calendar Year’ exhibit at The Studio on Canal Street

"Calendar Year", a striking series of graphite drawings at The Studio shows that numbers don't have to be dry ciphers on a spreadsheet. There is an opening reception for the art exhibit will be held on Friday, January 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Studio located on 50 Canal Street. 

"2013 was my first full year on Canal Street," says McCarthy, whose eclectic gift shop and gallery has carved out a niche as the go-to place for both unique gifts and uncommon art. "I decided to keep track of how many people came in every day I was open, with a view toward creating an exhibit. I've been showing other artists for the past 3 years in the gallery, so I was excited for the challenge of making and showing my own work here".

The count was, by McCarthy's own admission, not fully accurate - she confesses that she sometimes would forget to tally - but the drawings show a year's worth of business information in a form that is more engaging than a traditional bar graph.

Regular hours are Wednesday through Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-3; other times by chance or appointment. For more information call 603-455-8008.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 11:19

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