Judith T. Caruso, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, Associate Dean of Administrative and Business Affairs at Seton Hall University College of Nursing, South Orange, NJ, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
“Because healthcare management ultimately affects the people in our communities, it is critically important to have a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization,” says Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president and chief executive officer of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and simultaneously earning board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders can show that they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community.”
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 8,500 healthcare executives hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits and demonstrating professional/community involvement. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.
Caruso joined Seton Hall University in July of 2011 and is responsible for the internal budget and operations within the College of Nursing. Prior to that, she was an independent healthcare consultant, focusing mostly on improving operations at various health care organizations throughout New Jersey. Caruso will also receive a Professional Recognition Award from the Organization of Nurse Executives in New Jersey. The ceremony will take place in December at the annual holiday meeting.
About Seton Hall University College of Nursing
Seton Hall University College of Nursing offered the first baccalaureate nursing program in New Jersey in 1937 and is CCNE-accredited through June of 2019. The graduate program was established in 1975 and the PhD program opened in 2006. US News and World Report ranks Seton Hall University College of Nursing as one of the top graduate nursing programs in the country. The College of Nursing’s mission is to educate baccalaureate-prepared generalists and advanced practitioners of nursing who aspire to be innovators and leaders in the nursing profession.
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