Nursing, Allied Health and Physical Education Department

Nursing & Allied Health Department Chair, Carol Mohrfeld (609) 343-5035.

Nursing students

Department Faculty

Carol Mohrfeld, Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Nursing & Allied Health
Office: H-122
Telephone: (609) 343-5035
e-mail: cmohrfel@atlantic.edu
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Dr. Joyce Grohman, Professor of Physical Education & College Skills
Office: E-112
Telephone: (609) 343-5026
e-mail: grohman@atlantic.edu
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JoAnna Johns, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office: H-132
Telephone: (609) 343-5042
e-mail: jjohns@atlantic.edu
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Myrna Morales Keklak, Associate Professor, Nursing
Office: H-132
Telephone: (609) 343-5033
e-mail: mkeklak@atlantic.edu
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Joseph Krafft, Assistant Professor, Nursing
Office: H-128
Telephone: (609) 343-5028
e-mail: jkrafft@atlantic.edu
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Geralyn Michelfelder, Associate Professor, Nursing
Office: H-130
Telephone: (609) 343-5027
e-mail: gmichelf@atlantic.edu
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Christina Ranelle, Assistant Professor of Allied Health
Office: H-125
Telephone: (609) 343-5032
e-mail: cranelle@atlantic.edu
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Karen Zaniewski, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office: H-130
Telephone: (609) 343-5029
e-mail: kzaniews@atlantic.edu
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History

The Nursing Program at Atlantic Cape was developed in 1967 by Professor Ruth M. Lee. Sixteen students graduated in the first class of 1969. At that time, the program was housed in various facilities throughout Atlantic County. Ten years later, the Ruth Lee Allied Health Building on the Mays Landing Campus opened. Nursing classes continue to be held in this building, and clinical experience for the students takes place in hospitals, long-term care facilities and community agencies throughout Atlantic and Cape May counties. Currently, there are approximately 60 to 75 students enrolled, and seven full-time faculty plus clinical adjunct faculty. Graduates of the program staff health care facilities throughout Atlantic and Cape May counties, in other parts of the state and beyond. Many have advanced degrees and provide leadership in health care in the area.

Accreditation

The Atlantic Cape Nursing Program is accredited by:

National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
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Atlanta, Georgia, 30326
(404) 975-5000

Notice of Accreditation Review

Learning Philosophy

The Nursing faculty believes that nursing education is a process in which teacher-student, student-student and nurse-student interaction in a caring and supportive environment leads to new knowledge, skills, ways of thinking and attitudes. Nursing education at Atlantic Cape is geared to individual learning needs in terms of style and rate of learning and builds on past learning experience. Faculty members encourage active learning and strive to promote life-long learning habits. They utilize current research and technology in the development of content and teaching methodology. They continually evaluate, update and change the curriculum to reflect societal trends and trends in health care needs, care delivery systems and associate degree nursing practice. The assistance of the Nursing Advisory Council is invaluable in this process.

Student Nurse Club

Atlantic Cape's Student Nurse Club, a community service club, is one of the most active clubs on the campus. We have worked with Habitat for Humanity, CARA (Coalition Against Rape and Abuse) of Cape May County, and the Hamilton Township Health Department. We have cleaned the Atlantic County 4-H grounds, various streets, and several beaches along our shore line. The students collected food, books, mittens and other articles to donate to the needy in Atlantic and Cape May counties. The club was a recipient of the state-wide Community Health Award and an honorable mention. As a member of the nursing student body, you are automatically a member of the constituency. The club is also open to pre-nursing students. Our meetings are open to anyone who is interested in helping the community. Check the bulletin boards in H building for our meeting updates. Contact Carol Mohrfeld at (609) 343-5035 with questions.

Information Sessions

For more information on Allied Health programs and the selection process to the nursing program, you are strongly encouraged to attend a  Nursing Program Info Session or a Health Career Planning Session or contact Glenda Stogel, College Recruiter, at (609)343-5048, (609)463-4774, ext. 5048 or e-mail stogel@atlantic.edu.