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Rosanski, Mason Named to Leadership Positions in Nursing Department

Alice Rosanski and Brenda Mason have been named to leadership positions within the nursing degree completion programs at Alderson Broaddus University. Alice Rosanski, assistant professor of nursing in the Department of Nursing of Alderson Broaddus University has been named the Director of the LPN-BSN Program. Brenda Mason, associate professor of nursing, has been named the Director of the RN-BSN Program.

Rosanski is an expert in the field of nursing, particularly in the area of pediatrics, with over 17 years of nursing experience.  She holds a Master's of Science degree in Nursing from West Virginia University, earned in 1999 and continues to maintain a part-time practice on the pediatrics unit at West Virginia University Hospitals.  She holds membership in several professional organizations, including: the National League for Nursing, the West Virginia League for Nursing (where she has served as Membership Chairperson), Sigma Theta Tau (nursing honorary society), and the Alderson Broaddus University Nursing Alumni Association.

Rosanski is a tenured member of the Alderson Broaddus University faculty and advises between 20-25 students annually.  She has served on several of the College's committees, including Admissions, Campus Life and Budget committees.

The LPN-BSN program is a 36-month program specifically designed for licensed practical nurses as an opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.  With LPN students, who bring varying levels of preparedness and expertise related to professional nursing, an individualized program of study complements the knowledge of the student while addressing the philosophy and theory base for professional nursing.

Brenda Mason, a tenured faculty member at Alderson Broaddus University, has been named the Director of the RN-BSN Degree Completion program.  Mason holds the rank of Associate Professor of Nursing and with these new responsibilities will work with registered nurses who have an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing and are interested in obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.  Alderson Broaddus University began the RN-BSN Degree Completion program in 2000 with an innovative format designed to allow practicing nurses to attend classes one weekend per month on a year-round basis.

 Mason earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) at Alderson Broaddus University in 1992. She went on to West Virginia University to obtain a Master of Science degree (MSN) in 1999.  She is currently working on her PhD in Natural Health. While a student at Alderson Broaddus University, Mason was a member of the Lady Battlers basketball team. She has over 15 years of teaching experience, and has been at AB University since 2004.    

Mason maintains her nursing expertise working part-time as a board-certified family nurse practitioner for Hospice Care Incorporated practicing as a wound care consultant throughout the state. She is an advisor to the AB University nursing student organization, Alpha-Beta Nu. She is also a member of the following professional organizations: American Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, National Student Nurses Association, WV Nurses Association, and WVNA District 4/7.  Mason also serves as a board member for the Tucker County Career and Advisory Committee for the Health Occupation Program at Tucker County High School.