Wednesday, February 1, 2017

ANC Instructor Earns Certification

Tonya Pankey, ANC Associate Degree Nursing Program Director

Tonya Pankey, Arkansas Northeastern College Director of Nursing Has Been Named Certified Nurse Educator

NLN Program Highlights Standout Nurse Faculty

Blytheville, Arkansas – The Arkansas Northeastern College Associate Degree Nursing Program is pleased to announce that its Director Tonya Pankey has earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing.
Blytheville native, Tonya Pankey graduated from ANC (formerly Mississippi County Community College) in 1990 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing before earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1999. In 2009, she completed the Master of Science Degree in Nursing with a focus in Nursing Education. Prior to becoming an educator, she spent time working in the field in the areas of oncology, home care and hospice, and case management. She was named in the Top 100 Nurses in Shelby and Fayette Counties, Tennessee, in 2006.

Because of her success in the nursing field, Ms. Pankey was named as Arkansas Northeastern College’s Distinguished Alumni in 2011. That same year, she came back to the College as an instructor in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. She was promoted to the director of the program in August, 2013.  Ms. Pankey is married to Danny, pastor of Ruddle road Church of God in Blytheville, where she volunteers as a Sunday School teacher and church pianist. They have three children, sons Caleb and Joshua live in Fayetteville and their daughter Katie Beth is a senior at Blytheville High School.

In her spare time, Ms. Pankey enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. She is a devoted teacher who chose to take on the difficult task of becoming a Certified Nurse Educator because she is committed to her profession and viewed the accomplishment as a personal success and a display of “best practices” for her students.

“Ms. Pankey’s dedication to her profession is a testament to the quality of the Arkansas Northeastern College’s Nursing Program. Becoming certified in any field is a mark of professionalism.  Ms. Pankey’s efforts to become a Certified Nursing Instructor communicates to students, peers, and the academic and health care communities that the highest standards of excellence are being met,” stated ANC President Dr. James Shemwell.

“The NLN’s Academic Nurse Educator Certification program has conferred new visibility and stature upon the academic nursing community that is long overdue,” said Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO of the NLN. “Through the certification program, we have made clear to the ranks of higher education that the role of nurse educator is an advanced professional practice discipline with a defined practice setting and demonstrable standards of excellence.” In years to come, she added, it is hoped that certified nurse educators will command higher salaries and be first in line for promotions and tenure.
The newly certified nurse educators reflect the spectrum of their academic colleagues in the United States:

·         33 percent hold doctoral degrees; the remainder master’s degrees
·         43 percent teach in baccalaureate or higher degree programs; 40 percent in associate degree programs; 5 percent in diploma programs; and 2 percent in practical/vocational nursing programs
·         28 percent hold the rank of assistant professor; 15 percent associate professor; 14 percent full professor
·         50 percent have more than ten years of full time employment experience as academic nurse educators

There are now more than 4,000 certified nursing educators in the continental United States. Many academic nursing programs in colleges and university settings have recognized the importance of the certification and encourage all eligible nursing faculty to become certified.
With nearly half (42.8 percent) of nurse faculty projected to retire within the next decade and nearly three-quarters (69.7 percent) within 15 years, replacing them is of grave concern, to nursing and nursing education.

Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact NLN chief communications officer, Karen R. Klestzick, at 212-812-0376, kklestzick@nln.org.


Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 37,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

ANC Announces President's and Dean's List for Fall 2016



Arkansas Northeastern College President’s & Dean’s Lists for Fall 2016 semester

President’s List - Students are named to the Arkansas Northeastern College President’s List when they earn a grade point average of 4.00 for 12 or more semester hours of work completed in any semester.

 Dean’s List - Students are named to the Arkansas Northeastern College Dean’s List when they earn a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.99 for 12 or more semester hours of work completed in any semester. 

DEAN’S LIST
Zackery
Benson
Alton
MO
65606
Christopher
Bebout
Blytheville
AR
72315
Deborah
Brown
Blytheville
AR
72316
Karla
Ray
Blytheville
AR
72315
Seth
Rounsavall
Blytheville
AR
72315
Andrew
Scott
Blytheville
AR
72315
Samantha
Reams
Blytheville
AR
72315
Venecia
Middlebrooks
Blytheville
AR
72315
Sharon
Shaw
Blytheville
AR
72315
Kathleen
Banks
Blytheville
AR
72315
Emily
Dunham
Blytheville
AR
72315
Chelsea
Galbraith
Blytheville
AR
72315
Willie
Williams
Blytheville
AR
72315
Allison
Rogers
Blytheville
AR
72315
Tracey
Bobo
Blytheville
AR
72315
David
Cole
Blytheville
AR
72315
Dustin
Swift
Blytheville
AR
72315
Steve
McKinney
Blytheville
AR
72315
Michelle
Luttrull
Blytheville
AR
72315
Jernal
Woods
Blytheville
AR
72315
Kearra
Coleman
Blytheville
AR
72315
Billy
Finley
Blytheville
AR
72315
Lester
Beverly
Blytheville
AR
72315
Jerome
Colley
Blytheville
AR
72315
Travis
Kimberling
Bono
AR
72416
Cody
Waters
Booneville
AR
72927
Cody
Thornton
Brookland
AR
72417
Brian
Hardwick
Caraway
AR
72419
Summer
Rushing
Caruthersville
MO
63830
Teresa
Moss
Caruthersville
MO
63830
Jonathan
Stateler
Caruthersville
MO
63830
James
Via
Dyersburg
TN
38024
Hannah
Simmons
Gosnell
AR
72315
Alexis
Toombs
Gosnell
AR
72315
Tamatha
Rucker
Gosnell
AR
72315
Anna Beth
Dickey
Gosnell
AR
72315
Olga
Baker
Gosnell
AR
72315
Rebecca
Hager
Hayti
MO
63851
Dequaintes
Hudson
Helena
AR
72342
Joseph
Jackson
Holland
MO
63853
Brittany
Ferguson
Holland
MO
63853
Andreas
Gonzalez
Holland
MO
63853
Dwight
Bennett
Joiner
AR
72350
Peyton
Adams
Joiner
AR
72350
Jerica
Smith
Jonesboro
AR
72404
Asia
Williams
Jonesboro
AR
72401
Robert
Hudson
Jonesboro
AR
72404
Megan
Hall
Keiser
AR
72351
Andrea
Warren
Manila
AR
72442
Courtney
Scott
Manila
AR
72442
Taylen
Smith
Manila
AR
72442
Abbie
Jolliff
Manila
AR
72442
Hannah
Griffin
Manila
AR
72442
Tonda
Keys
Manila
AR
72442
Madison
Crawford
Manila
AR
72442
Heather
Hollis
Manila
AR
72442
John
Williams
Manila
AR
72442
Kirsten
Wattigney
Monette
AR
72447
Lacey
Cloud
Monette
AR
72447
Kala
Duffel
Monette
AR
72447
Kyle
Rollins
Monette
AR
72447
Talven
Gardner
Monticello
AR
71655
Meghan
Haynes
Osceola
AR
72370
Taneda
Stevenson
Osceola
AR
72370
Jamequa
Webb
Osceola
AR
72370
Caitlyn
Hill
Osceola
AR
72370
Andrea
English
Osceola
AR
72370
Shernicria
Morris
Osceola
AR
72370
Kimberly
Guy
Osceola
AR
72370
Jason
Jones
Osceola
AR
72370
Patrick
Warren
Osceola
AR
72370
Nicholas
Blackman
Osceola
AR
72370
Nicholas
Boggs
Paragould
AR
72450
Jeffery
Murphy
Paragould
AR
72450
Kristen
Ring
Paragould
AR
72450
Megan
Key
Paragould
AR
72450
Jeremy
Wilson
Paragould
AR
72450
Anthony
Pieri
Paragould
AR
72450
Jonathan
Howard
Paragould
AR
72450
Jeffrey
Roberts
Portageville
MO
63873
Doyle
Roberts
Princeton
Il
61356
Roberto
Rodriguez
Senath
MO
63876
Lacy
Elliott
Steele
MO
63877
Andrianna
Tsakanias
Steele
MO
63877
Keerstin
Silvey
Steele
MO
63877
Shelby
Britt
Steele
MO
63877
Chase
Walker
Steele
MO
63877
Michael
Work
Tiptonville
TN
38079
Amy
Morgan
Trumann
AR
72472
Taylor
Harston
Wilson
AR
72395
Kendall
Fleming
Wilson
AR
72395


PRESIDENT’S LIST

David
Thomas
Blytheville
AR
72315
Benjamin
Harrison
Blytheville
AR
72315
Jessica
Maupin
Blytheville
AR
72315
Abigail
O'Neal
Blytheville
AR
72315
Candice
Yeley
Blytheville
AR
72315
James
Foster
Blytheville
AR
72315
David
Ostrom
Blytheville
AR
72315
Deborah
Moore
Blytheville
AR
72315
Fred
Smith
Blytheville
AR
72315
Matthew
Britt
Blytheville
AR
72315
Scott
Davis
Blytheville
AR
72315
Dana
Stewart
Blytheville
AR
72315
Anthony
Taylor
Blytheville
AR
72315
Tyrone
Pope
Blytheville
AR
72315
Ernest
Young
Blytheville
AR
72315
Jackie
Carr
Blytheville
AR
72316
Steven
Smith
Bragg City
MO
63827
Patrick
Bard
Caraway
AR
72419
Trever
Winchester
Caruthersville
MO
63830
Richard
McNatt
Caruthersville
MO
63830
Kerry
Cobb
Caruthersville
MO
63830
Arthur
Benson
Caruthersville
MO
63830
Jeffrey
Middleton
Caruthersville
MO
63830
Christopher
Pearson
Dyersburg
TN
38024
India
Kuykendall
Gosnell
AR
72315
Daphne
Jackson
Gosnell
AR
72315
Ronald
Thompson
Gosnell
AR
72315
Jerry
Martin
Gosnell
AR
72315
McKenzie
Garner
Hayti
MO
63851
James
Blurton
Hayti
MO
63851
Alexis
Moreno
Holland
MO
63853
Shelby
Hurst
Hornersville
MO
63855
Eric
Abernathy
Kennett
MO
63857
Shannon
Timms
Lake City
AR
72437
Kortnie
Rose
Leachville
AR
72438
Cody
Hogan
Leachville
AR
72438
Amber
Sparkman
Leachville
AR
72438
Hunter
Drury
Leachville
AR
72438
James
Fine
Lepanto
AR
72354
Takisha
Taylor
Luxora
AR
72358
Raven
Brady
Manila
AR
72442
Debbie
Payne
Manila
AR
72442
Justin
Bratton
Manila
AR
72442
Ty
Tyler
Manila
AR
72442
Ryan
Williamson
Marion
AR
72364
Joseph
McLemore
Marion
AR
72364
Kearrious
Ridgell
McGehee
AR
71654
Jacob
Cater
Monette
AR
72447
Joel
Curtis
Newport
AR
72112
Aneshia
Logan
Osceola
AR
72370
Savannah
Wilson
Osceola
AR
72370
Dona
Bell
Osceola
AR
72370
Hayden
Palmer
Osceola
AR
72370
Ivory
Thomas
Osceola
AR
72370
Gregory
Gonser
Paragould
AR
72450
William
Koller
Portageville
MO
63873
Dustin
Johnson
Senath
MO
63876
Kayla
Puckett
Steele
MO
63877
Natalie
Crockett
Steele
MO
63877
Anna
Raymond
Steele
MO
63877
Lacey
Welch
Tyronza
AR
72386
Nicholas
Benafield
Tyronza
AR
72386
Paulis
McCorkle
Wardell
MO
63879
Nathaniel
Armstrong
West Memphis
AR
72301