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NEC Appoints Dr. Rebecca Personett to Lead New Online RN to BSN Program

Henniker, N.H. (January 19, 2020) New England College (NEC) recognizes that today’s complex healthcare environments demand a workforce of nurses with extensive skills— interpersonal, leadership, and problem-solving skills, as well as an understanding of legal and ethical issues in decision-making—all in addition to patient care. To help meet this need, NEC announces the appointment of Dr. Rebecca Personett to lead its new RN to BSN program that begins in the spring 2021 semester and will be delivered 100% online.

“You need only look at the projections for healthcare occupations to understand why this program is so critical,” said Dr. Personett. “Nurses are expected to do more than ever before, and their education and training have never been more important.”

Personett joins NEC with extensive expertise in nursing education, emergency and surgical services, key-relationship management, and organizational development. She most recently serving as the Interim Dean of Nursing at Dallas College. She previously served as Administrative Supervisor at Texas Health Resources, Chief Nursing Officer at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, and Vice President of Nursing at Zale Lipshy Pavilion—William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.

“We are thrilled to expand our healthcare offerings at NEC,” said Dr. Wayne Lesperance, Provost. “Our undergraduate courses in health sciences, healthcare administration, and kinesiology have prepared a workforce of healthcare professionals. Many have come to us for graduate studies in clinical mental health counseling, health informatics, and human services, to name a few, and their professional contributions are significant.”

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare occupations are projected to grow dramatically through 2029, adding about 2.4 million new jobs to serve an aging population across the United States. NEC has a reputation for creating leaders in healthcare, and the 100% online RN to BSN program will expand the College’s efforts to serve a critical need, nationally and globally. The curriculum includes evidence-based practice, decision-making for nursing leaders, legal and ethical issues in professional nursing, health informatics and information literacy, community health, healthy policies analysis, and clinical concepts in chronic care.