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THE COLLEGE OF NEW ROCHELLE SCHOOL OF NURSING RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI
AWARD FROM COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
ROCHELLE, NY, May 30, 2003 – The College of New Rochelle (CNR) today announced
that Dr. Kenneth E. Zwolski received the Nursing Education Award at the
27th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards sponsored by the Columbia University
Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association. Dr. Zwolski,
a full professor at CNR’s School of Nursing, was recognized for his excellence
in nursing education and professional development.
“In more than two decades of teaching undergraduate and graduate nursing
students at colleges in the tri-state area, Dr. Zwolski has impressed his
colleagues and his students with inspired teaching, intellectual curiosity,
and dedication to students’ growth and development,” said Dr. Donna J.
Demarest, Dean of the School of Nursing. “His contributions to this
College have been enormous and essential to our success in preparing students
for multi-faceted careers in nursing. We are delighted that Dr. Zwolski
has been recognized among his peers for his tireless contributions to the
At CNR’s School of Nursing, Dr. Zwolski is responsible for the development,
administration, and implementation of the Second Degree Program and the
RN-BSN Program, having served as chairman of these accelerated programs
for several years. He also created the RN-MS Program at Columbia
University School of Nursing and served as director in its first year.
Dr. Zwolski was graduated from Columbia University School of Nursing with
a bachelor of science degree and from Teachers College, Columbia University
with masters and doctoral degrees in nursing education. He recently
completed the FNP, Post Master’s Certificate from The College of New Rochelle.
Dr. Zwolski also received baccalaureate and masters degrees in biology
from Manhattan College and Fordham University, respectively.
In addition to CNR, Dr. Zwolski has also taught nursing at New York University,
Lehman College, and Columbia University. His courses included: Clinical
Decision Making and Management for Advanced Nursing Practice; HIV/AIDS:
Pathophysiology, Epidemiology and Pharmacotherapy; Holistic Health Assessment;
and Transcultural Perspectives in Health Care. Dr. Zwolski’s work has appeared
in numerous publications including: Image: The Journal of Nursing Scholarship
and Handbook of HIV/AIDS Nursing (co-author).
The School of Nursing prepares baccalaureate graduates for nursing practice
roles in health promotion and restoration, disease prevention and provision
of care in acute and chronic illness. The masters program prepares
nurses in advanced practice roles to provide health counseling and teaching,
and serve as case managers who facilitate the movement of clients from
community to hospital and back to community.
Established in 1976, the School of Nursing is widely recognized for innovation
and excellence in programming that is responsive to the public’s changing
health needs. The School offers six programs: a traditional four-year undergraduate
program leading to a bachelor of science in nursing; an accelerated program
of study for RNs seeking a B.S.N.; an accelerated B.S.N. program for those
holding degrees in other fields; an accelerated RN to MS program; and a
master of science degree program, with tracks in holistic nursing, acute
care nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and administration.
The first Catholic
college for women in New York State, The College of New Rochelle was founded
in 1904 by the Ursuline Order. Today, it comprises the all-women School
of Arts & Sciences, and three schools which admit women and men: the
School of New Resources (for adult learners), the School of Nursing and
the Graduate School. The main campus of the College is located in
lower Westchester County, 16 miles north of New York City. The College
maintains six other campus locations in New York City. Visit the College’s
website at www.cnr.edu.
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