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Jan. 18, 2007

Public Comment Sought for University of the District of Columbia’s  Baccalaureate Nursing Program

                        Washington, D.C. - The Baccalaureate Level of the Nursing Program in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health, part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia, is scheduled for a re-accreditation visit by the National League For Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC) February 13-15, 2007. Federal regulations require that accrediting agencies allow for public comment on the qualifications of institutions or programs under consideration for new or continuing accreditation status. 
            Both NLNAC and the University of the District of Columbia recognize graduates, employers, current students, and community organizations have valuable perspectives on the quality of the programs that educate nurses. NLNAC and the Nursing Program invite interested parties to participate in an open public forum for welcomed comments regarding this program. This invitation is extended to citizens of the District of Columbia and faculty and staff of the University of the District of Columbia. Please be advised of the following regarding the public forum:
            Date:   February 14, 2007
            Time:  4-5:30 p.m.

            Place:  University of the District of Columbia
                        Building 44/Room A03
                        4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
                        Washington, DC 20008
                       
            Written Comments are welcomed and may be sent to:

                        University of the District of Columbia
                        Department of Nursing and Allied Health
                        Attn: Dr. Connie M. Webster
                        4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
                        Building 44, Room 102
                        Washington, DC 20008

All written comments must be received not later than Tuesday, February 13, 2007.

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