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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- After more than 26 years as part of the Nursing Program at Belmont College, Sue White announcements retirement as Director of Nursing at Belmont College, effective June 30, 2017.
For more than two decades, White has enriched the lives of countless nursing students who have passed through Belmont College's doors. She joined the Belmont College faculty in 1988 as an adjunct faculty member.
She later became an Instructor of Nursing, and over the years was promoted to Assistant Professor of Nursing and Associate Professor of Nursing. In 2008, White was promoted to Assistant Director of Nursing and became a Certified Nurse Educator in March 2012, she then was named the Director of Nursing title in 2015.
Over the years, White has taught Nursing Fundamentals and Med/Surg, Clinical, Pharmacology, Current Issues, and Pediatrics.
She has served as Chair of the Nursing program since June 2008 and helped to oversee the building of the college's Health Sciences Center.
This state-of-the-art building, which opened for classes in August 2015, houses all of Belmont College's health sciences classrooms including nursing, biology, anatomy, and chemistry labs.
White has served on the Belmont College Foundation Board since September 2008 and she will continue to remain on the board after her retirement from the college.
"My time at Belmont College, as both an instructor and as an administrator, has been challenging but also greatly rewarding," White said. "The challenge has been to continuously provide an accessible and affordable, high-quality education for our students, many of whom face challenges in their own lives, in an environment of constantly changing higher education standards and financial support."
She went on to say, "The reward comes from knowing that our efforts truly do 'change lives.' To watch anxious new students, learn and become mature and confident graduates who go on to become not only direct caregivers and nurse managers, but also continue their education and become Nurse Practitioners, CRNA's (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists), and Nurse Educators, provides ample reward to withstand and meet those challenges.
"I will miss my fellow administrators and faculty, board members, and staff. I am confident that they will all continue to work together to meet the challenges yet to come. I will especially miss the students; I feel confident knowing that many of them will go on to change the lives of the patients they will care for when they have completed their time here," White said.