CRANFORD, NJ – Union County College’s nursing faculty and staff are proudly wearing lapel pins in recognition of the college’s Practical Nursing Program’s designation as a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing.

This is the first time a Practical Nursing program at any college has ever earned this distinction, which is conferred only to select nursing-education departments across the country. The Union’s Practical Nursing Department was cited for its longstanding record of achievement in nursing education.

Union County College President Margaret M.  McMenamin credits the faculty and the academic leadership for their pursuit of this honor. “Under Chief Academic Officer Maris Lown and Director of Nursing Patricia Castaldi, Union’s Nursing faculty have made this commitment to ensure that Union’s program will continue to achieve the highest standards of quality education throughout this decade and beyond.”