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Nursing Instructors Earn Additional National Accreditation

Doña Ana Community College (DACC) nursing instructors Ernesto Soto and Ingrid Wilson have earned additional national certifications in nursing education. Soto, a MSNed, RN met all of the certification requirements for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator program through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and is now officially a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator while Wilson,…
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Sanchez Hall Renovations include Refurbished Water Laboratory

Thanks to the passage of a countywide 2015 general obligation bond and a state bond in 2014, Alex Sanchez Hall is seeing renovations that make the building more functional, more efficient and better suited to educate students. Most of the renovation of the hall is completed, with only the commons area and some hallway areas…
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Twitty Earns National Accolades

David Twitty, a professor in the welding technology department, was recently named the national winner of the Dalton E. Hamilton Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) award. The American Welding Society (AWS) sponsors the award for those inspectors who enhance public awareness and opinion of both the welding society and the CWI program and for those who…
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Hatch Center to Close

President Renay Scott today announced that Dona Ana Community College (DACC) will cease operations at the Hatch Learning Center (HC) as of June 30, 2017. As DACC continues to look for efficiencies, being able to utilize facilities that have not shown growth in enrollment as rental properties is being explored by the community college, specifically…
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DACC Nursing Program Will Admit Student Cohort Fall 2017

After Doña Ana Community College (DACC) petitioned for a review of the decision, the New Mexico Board of Nursing (NMBON) voted to upgrade the status of the community college nursing program and lifted the admission restriction which will allow DACC to enroll students in the Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) program in fall, 2017. “I…
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Innovation Award Presented to DACC Health Program

A new DACC certificate program that is proceeding through the NMSU curriculum approval process has been awarded as one of the most innovative community college health certificate programs in the nation. The League for Innovation in the Community College honored the Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Community Health Worker Certificate planning template with the prestigious…
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Changes to the DACC Nursing Program

The DACC Associate Degree in Nursing program approval status was changed to conditional by the New Mexico Board of Nursing with the next anticipated review in February, 2019. Conditional approval restricts the associate degree nursing program’s ability to admit new students into the program but does not affect students who are currently enrolled in the…
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Adult Education Continues to Help Dreams Come True

Earning a high school equivalency degree can gain a better quality of life for students. It can also help employees progress in their jobs to earn more money. Not everyone had the opportunity to graduate from their high school. Some had life commitments such as having children, caring for injured or sick family members, or…
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