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Galen College of Nursing Appoints Linda Caputi to Board of Directors

LOUISVILLE, KY. – May 28, 2010 – Linda Caputi, EdD, RN, CNE, has joined the Galen College of Nursing Board of Directors.

“We are honored to have Dr. Caputi join the Board of Directors,” said Kathryn Mershon, board chairperson at Galen. “Her vast experience and leadership in nursing education will help us in our efforts to provide an exceptional educational experience for our students.” Dr. Caputi holds a Doctorate of Education and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Loyola University. Dr. Caputi also has earned the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) designation from the National League for Nursing. She has authored and developed numerous educational multimedia, web-based and video-based programs as well as several nursing education books, chapters and journal articles.

In the past 15 years of presenting her work nationally, Dr. Caputi has won six awards from Sigma Theta Tau, two from American Journal of Nursing Company and one from The Association for Educational Communication and Technology. Dr. Caputi was recognized for teaching excellence in the 1998, 2002 and 2005 editions of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and the 2008 edition of Who’s Who in Nursing. She was named Educator of the Year for 2004 by the National Organization of Associate Degree Nursing. Dr. Caputi has served on the National League for Nursing’s Board of Directors as well as the Think Tank for Transforming Higher Education and High-Stakes Testing Task Force. She is a member of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing and of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

“With more than 25 years of teaching experience, Dr. Caputi is highly respected within the nursing education community,” said Tracy A. Ortelli, MS, RN, CNE, vice president of academic affairs. “Because we are focused on educating the nurses of tomorrow, it is important that we have direct access to experts like Dr. Caputi. Her practical knowledge and understanding of contemporary nursing education is extremely valuable to Galen College of Nursing.

Dr. Caputi is a professor emerita at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill., and currently teaches online master’s level courses in nursing education. As president of Linda Caputi Inc., she serves as a consultant to all levels of nursing programs in curriculum; student success and retention; increasing NCLEX pass rates; and effective teaching strategies in the classroom, nursing laboratory and clinical areas.

About Galen College of Nursing

Founded over 20 years ago, Galen College of Nursing is one of the largest private nursing schools in the United States. With a focus solely on nursing education, the College offers practical/vocational nurse (PN/VN) and associate degree nursing programs to students on its campuses in Louisville, Ky., San Antonio, Texas, Tampa Bay, Fla., and Cincinnati, Ohio. Galen is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. For more information about Galen College of Nursing, visit our website.