NTI Consultation Partners (NCP)
We partner with schools to enhance programming, empower faculty, and attain success through the accreditation and curricular development process. The NCP Team has proven experience in helping schools in the following areas:
- Curriculum Revision - Active Learning, Concept-Based, QSEN, etc.
- State Board Approval, Reapproval, Competency Alignment, and Reinstatement
- National Nursing Accreditation and Reaccreditation
- National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC)
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
- Collegewide Regional Accreditation
- Assessment Planning, Self-Study, Interim Reports, Mock Site Visits
Our team strives to develop a customized approach on all levels. Through our unique partnership we help schools and programs across the nation meet their curricular development needs. Here are three of our most popular packages.
- Accreditation Preparation: one trip for 2 days onsite + 20 hours of reading, researching, writing
- Site Visit Success: one trip 1-2 days onsite + 10 hours of reading, researching, writing—can be a team or individual visit.
- Accreditation Complete: two trips for 4 days onsite + 30 hours of reading, researching, writing
Hilda Alcindor, PhD (hon.) BA, RN, FAAN
Dean Alcindor was born and educated in Haiti and is fluent in four languages. She graduated as a registered nurse from the École Nationale d’Infirmières (National School of Nursing) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She received a BA in Health Services Administration and multiple certifications that include Quality Assurance, Case Management, Education, and was conferred an Honorary degree of “ Docteur Honoris Causa” in nursing sciences.
As an RN, Ms. Alcindor worked internationally for over 40 years in several positions that include home health, critical care, emergency department, administration, and school health. Committed to the profession of nursing, she is an active member of the American Nurses Association, Black Nurses Association, Association des Infirmières Licenciées d’Haiti, and the Haitian-American Nurses Association.
In October 2004, Ms. Alcindor was appointed founding Dean (Doyenne) of Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de l'Université Episcopale d'Haïti (School of Nursing of the Episcopal University of Haiti), the first 4-year baccalaureate school of nursing in Haiti. In 2013, the school implemented the first Haitian Master’s of Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) program as well. Since its inception, FSIL has had 6 graduating classes (82 BSNs). These graduates are known internationally for excellence in nursing and leadership. In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, Ms. Alcindor and her students coordinated thousands of international volunteers to meet the needs of over 16,000 victims. Currently, they provide healthcare to over 5,000 patients a year. They specialize in serving some of the poorest people in Haiti.
Her commitment to leadership has included numerous articles, mentoring, speaking, and oversight of $16 million USD in economic and healthcare growth in Haiti. In October 2013, she was inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Nurses. She is only the second Haitian nurse to receive this honor.
Julia Aucoin, DNS, RN-BC, CNE
Ms. Aucoin has been working in nursing education and professional development for over thirty years. As both an academic and a practice educator, she employs creative learning strategies to make learning fun and make it stick. Julie maintains a consulting practice as well, in Magnet Recognition and accreditation issues for educators. She currently holds academic appointments as Assistant Consulting Professor at Duke University School of Nursing and Associate Professor of Nursing at Nova Southeastern University, and works with both undergraduate and graduate students. Certified in both Nursing Professional Development (ANCC) and Academic Education (NLN), she has served in a leadership capacity in the development of both exams. She currently serves as Treasurer of the National Nurses Staff Development Organization. Julie’s nursing degrees are all from Louisiana State University Health Science Center.
Carmelle M. Bellefleur, PhD, RN
Carmelle M. Bellefleur, PhD, RN is currently Professor Emerita at Nassau Community College and has been teaching since 1985. In 1996 she received her PhD degree from Adelphi University. In 2002, Dr. Bellefleur received Excellence in Nursing Education Award from Alpha Omega and Alpha Phi chapters of Sigma Theta Tau International, the International Honor Society of Nursing.
Through her passion to make a difference among the at-risk populations and to help bridge the gap in health disparities, she co-authored a grant proposal which was funded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Human Resources Services Administration (HRSA). As an expert in student success and retention, she serves as the Director of the Grant Project at Nassau Community College from 2005-Present and has overseen $6 Million in grant funds. Dr. Bellefleur has written numerous articles. She has served as a grant Reviewer for HRSA and a professional publication peer reviewer. In addition to her teaching and administrative duties, she consults with schools and faculty as well as oversees development of new programs in Haiti.
Anne Brett, PhD, RN
Dr. Anne Brett has climbed the career ladder in higher education. Her 30 year teaching career has spanned the educational continuum in nursing from entry level to doctoral programs. She has been a Nursing Program Director, Dean of Nursing, Executive Dean of Health Sciences and Public Services and most recently Dr. Brett was President/CEO of Cox College in Springfield, MO. She has extensive experience with all levels of accreditation and assessment. Nursing education and leadership are her passions second only to her family!
Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Dr. Bristol has worked with teams across the country at all levels of education and accreditation. He has led teams as a faculty member, administrator, and consultant where his experience includes initial program approval, interim reports, and reaccreditation. He specializes in active learning for class, clinical, and lab environments. Schools and government organizations consult with Tim to integrate new standards, curricular innovation, educational accessibility, and development of strategic plans. He has authored and contributed to numerous written works. Tim is currently a faculty member with Walden University, FSIL Nursing - Haiti, and owner of NurseTim, Inc.
Julia Bronner, PhD, RN
Dr. Bronner has worked at all levels of nursing education in both faculty and administrator roles. She has expertise in initial program approval, reaccreditation, dual accreditation, curricular revision, interim reports and much more. Her diverse background with CCNE, NLNAC and boards of nursing in multiple states give her a unique set of tools to help programs meet their accreditation needs. As an expert in nursing, she has trained many faculty in the areas of student and curricular assessment and is also an HLC consultant for PEAQ and AQIP. Her diverse experience includes living as an expatriate, serving as dean at the nursing and health sciences level, leading the acquisition of a 5.3 million dollar grant and mentoring doctoral students in education. She currently is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education at Capella University.
Dr. Sharon Guthrie MSN, PhD
Dr. Sharon Guthrie is an Assistant Professor with experience teaching undergraduate population-based nursing course and graduate level courses related to professional role and skill development, health promotion and disease prevention, health advocacy, and population-based assessment, policy development, and assurance of programs. Her background and experience as a pediatric staff nurse, pediatric nurse practitioner/school nurse, nationally-certified school nurse and certification in nursing informatics provide the foundation for her expertise. She has served in leadership roles for the Iowa School Nurse Organization, Iowa Association of Nurse Practitioners, Iowa Nurses Association, and Midwest Dairy Health and Wellness Advisory Council. She has served as a member on several National Association of School Nurse task forces and advisory committees, was chair of the Iowa 2005 Healthy Children's Task Force, and appointed as a Commissioner for Lt. Governor Patty Judge's Commission on Wellness and Healthy Living. Sharon's areas on interest include school nursing documentation, standardized nursing languages, population-based care, health promotion and disease prevention in populations, innovation, informatics, and use of technology in health care.
Amy Hall, PhD, RN, CNE
Amy Hall, RN, PhD, CNE has been a nursing educator for 20 years. She is a co-author of Fundamentals of Nursing and has expertise in curricular design and evaluation. Amy is the White Family Endowed Professor and Chair at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. She is currently leading the nursing faculty through curricular revision, which includes implementing a more conceptual approach in the baccalaureate nursing program. Amy also frequently teaches study abroad courses in England and China and serves as a research consultant for a local hospital where she helps nurses implement evidence-based practice changes.
Susan M. Hendricks, EdD, RN, CNE
Dr. Susan Hendricks has been a nurse since 1983, with an MSN in Community Mental Health Nursing and a doctorate focused in Education. Throughout her career, Dr. Hendricks has used her experience in group facilitation to engage with patients, students, and faculty to achieve desired outcomes. Beginning in 1992, Dr. Hendricks has held faculty and academic leadership roles in nursing education, focusing intently on exceptional teaching methodologies in didactic and clinical education and curriculum, program planning, and evaluation. Beginning in 2009, Dr. Hendricks led a successful and innovative initiative (that has received national attention) to reform the RN to BSN curriculum across eight Indiana University campuses. Since 2011, Dr. Hendricks has led faculty in the core campus at Indiana University (IUPUI, IU-Bloomington, and IUPU-Columbus) in an extensive undergraduate curriculum revision process that is entering the implementation phase. Both of these extensive curriculum change projects engaged the faculty in a creative, collaborative manner, used evidence of best teaching and learning practices, and thoughtfully included concepts and competencies relevant in our changing educational and health care environment.
Janet Tompkins McMahon MSN, RN
Janet Tompkins McMahon is a member of the nursing faculty of Towson University in Hagerstown, Maryland as a Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing. She is a nationally-known inspirational speaker and consultant for continuing education programs and nursing organizations across the US. She serves as chair-elect for NLN Evaluation and Learning Advisory Council in 2011-2013. In 2011, she was elected to the District of Columbia/Maryland League for Nursing as a Board member and is President-elect in 2012-2013. Janet has years of experience and served with both the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission as a site visitor, and with the National Council State Board of Nursing as an item writer and reviewer. She is a presenter and accreditation consultant with NurseTim, Inc. Ms. McMahon has also co-authored the NCLEX-PN Review book 2nd edition, released in 2010 from Delmar-Cengage Publishers. In addition, she is a featured author and distinguished faculty member and consultant for "TEAM UP" with Delmar Cengage Publishers Inc.
Sandra J. Peterson, PhD, RN
Dr. Peterson has been a nurse educator for over 30 years with experience in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree programs. She has been involved in baccalaureate and graduate program development with leadership in accreditation. She served as chair of Bethel University’s nursing department, with over 400 students and more than 40 faculty members. In that capacity, she provided leadership in the board of nursing program re-approval process and program accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Most recently she has led a new accelerated program through initial accreditation at all levels. She is a former president of the Minnesota Association of Colleges of Nursing and co-author of Peterson and Bredow’s Middle Range Theories: Application to Nursing Research. Through her years of leadership she has been a resource for faculty and administrators across the country.
L. Jane Rosati, EdD, MSN, RN
Jane Rosati is a well-known speaker, workshop presenter and contributing author on the topic of concept-based learning and active learning techniques in the classroom. An assistant chair and program manager at Daytona State College, School of Nursing, Jane is involved in both the teaching and administrative areas of nursing education. She was a 2011 recipient of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Medallion of Excellence Award for Teaching and Learning. Her focus is on helping students become self-directed learners and faculty become comfortable with conceptual-based learning in the classroom. Jane has been in nursing for 35 years and has worked in multiple patient-care settings and management areas.
Suzette Scheuermann, PhD, MSN, RN
Suzette Scheuermann is an innovation specialist. Since becoming a nurse educator in 1988, Dr. Scheuermann has embraced technology as crucial to student learning and evaluation in nursing education curricula and continuing competence. Dr. Scheuermann enjoys sharing and exploring these strategies with her colleagues to encourage innovative web-enhanced learning opportunities within pre-licensure nursing programs (PN, ADN, & BSN), graduate level (MSN, DNP, & PHD), as well as through continuing education for practicing nurses. As a curriculum specialist, Dr. Scheuermann inspires her colleagues to develop and design academic programming that employs active learning strategies which appeal to all learning types, includes interprofessional collaboration opportunities, is influenced by technology and informatics, creates a diversity of experiences, and most importantly, applies a rigorous, reliable, and valid assessment of achieved student learning outcomes. Using a data-driven approach, Dr. Scheuermann assists faculty with assessment and evaluation to improve the quality of their programs and with procedures to achieve institutional or program accreditation.
Karin J. Sherrill, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF
Karin J. Sherrill MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF is an experienced nurse educator with over twenty years of teaching experience at Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona. During her teaching tenure, she has been involved with multiple projects including online education, informatics development, active teaching strategies, new grad transition to practice, and the integration of classroom, lab and simulation technologies. She teaches third-semester nursing students in the classroom and simulation lab along with facilitating student success courses throughout the curriculum. Karin currently serves on the Maricopa Nursing Testing Committee, the T.I.G.E.R. Informatics Education Committee, and is the president of the Arizona League for Nursing. Karin has consulted for the National League for Nurses Testing Services, National Council State Board of Nursing, and several publishing companies. She is a member of the Arizona and National League for Nursing, the Arizona and American Nurses Association, the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and was founding president for the Arizona Simulation Network.
Virginia “Ginny” Wangerin, MSN, RN, CNE
Virginia "Ginny" Wangerin is an educator, consultant and speaker with over 30 years’ experience in nursing. She has been a bedside nurse, educator, administrator and community volunteer. She led the Des Moines Area Community College nursing program through significant growth and success until 'retirement' in 2007. She is currently teaching in a RN-BSN program and has also taught at the graduate level. As an educational consultant, she has led programs through curricular revision (QSEN), correcting deficiencies (interim visits and reports) and assessment planning. As president of the Iowa Nurses Association from 2007 to 2011, she spent time advocating for nursing, education and healthcare issues at the state and national level. Ginny has spoken at the National Press Club and been a part of many key initiatives including the Governor’s Nursing Task Force and Iowa Council of Nurses. Currently she teaches with Upper Iowa University and Nursing Education Consultants.
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