Nursing professor elected chair of nursing education board

October 21, 2022

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Philip Martinez, clinical assistant professor of nursing and director of the accelerated nursing program and the acute care nurse practitioner track at Quinnipiac, has been elected chair of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Board of Commissioners. He will assume the chair’s role on Jan. 1, 2023.

“I am incredibly honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve as chair of the CCNE Board of Commissioners,” Martinez said. “I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues at CCNE and our constituent programs, promoting the quality of the nursing education, fellowship, and residency programs pursuing accreditation, and thereby, supporting the profession of nursing."

Martinez, who joined Quinnipiac in 2021, holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and law enforcement science from the University of New Haven, a certificate in nursing and a master's degree in nursing from Yale University, and a doctorate in education in nursing education from Southern Connecticut State University.

Martinez is a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner and holds specialty certifications as a critical care registered nurse and a subspecialty certification in cardiac medicine from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

In addition to his responsibilities at Quinnipiac, Martinez works as an advanced practice registered nurse in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Middlesex Hospital.

“My nursing practice has spanned more than two decades,” Martinez said. “In that time, I have been fortunate to hold positions in both the practice and academic milieus and have seen again and again the importance of innovation, creativity and excellence in the nursing profession.”

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