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Nicolet health occupation programs score high marks after professional review

Oct. 1, 2013

Two health occupation programs at Nicolet recently received excellent performance reviews from professional organizations designed to ensure students receive quality education and that the programs are administered properly.

health occupationsThe college’s Nursing Assistant program was recently reviewed by the Division of Health Services Care-Giver Quality at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

‘Nicolet is among the best of the best in educating students,” said the division’s Cindy Hintz.

The rigorous review included looking at curriculum course competencies, course feedback surveys, student attendance, and criminal background checks on students, among many others.


The college's Medical Assistant program recently had its accreditation visit by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

An accreditation visit is extremely thorough, often involving a multi-day visit by accrediting staff, and the most important review an academic program can undergo.

At the review team’s initial report-out, members indicated the Nicolet program was on track to receive “full accreditation.”

The official determination will likely take months, which is customary, as accrediting staff conduct a detailed review of documentation from hundreds of areas including the program’s curriculum, course feedback surveys, and interviews with students, staff and members of the program’s advisory committee.

“I want to applaud our faculty and staff, with many thanks to the faculty in these programs for their extremely hard work and dedication,” said Lenore Mangles, Nicolet dean of Health occupations.  “We are very proud of our quality programs and appreciate our advisory committees and their continued support.