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Re: “Home Is Where the Card Is

Hello,
I just wanted to inform you of what kind of man your doing business with. David Zabawa is a drug addict and sexual deviant. I am sorry to inform you of this negativity but this man has caused me and my close family so much sorrow my whole life.
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He is dangerous and untrustworthy he has already been to jail fore fraud back in Kansas. Here is the proof for that. https://www.ire.org/resource-center/stories/17777/
Thank you for your time.
Josh

Posted by Josh Quick on 05/22/2015 at 11:57 PM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

I work in the non-profit accreditation industry, though in a different field of study, so I'm familiar with some of the processes. I did some digging and it looks like this only affects the LPN program, not the RN program. In fact, the 2-year RN program is still accredited, having had their accreditation reaffirmed by ACEN in 2014. The RN Program isn't due for review until 2022.

As far as this whole "conditional" accreditation thing is concerned, Conditional Accreditation IS still accreditation. It's not unusual for schools or programs to have few areas that still need to see improvement, while most other areas are satisfactory.

Something this article doesn't touch on is the fact that there are no other LPN programs accredited by ACEN in Missouri. Anyone can verify this themselves at the ACEN website. MCC can't be the only school in the state offering an LPN, so why are none of the other accredited? If ACEN accreditation is so important, important enough for this article to have been written, one would expect other LPN program in the state to also be accredited. That isn't the case. So it may be that there is a perception, by MCC, that the value of accreditation for the LPN is low enough as to just do without it. That's not to say accreditation isn't important and doesn't have value, but if your competitors (other schools) don't care to have it, it may not be worth having that status.

And as aside, my mother is an RN and I vaguely remember her saying, not too long ago, that there's a push within nursing and the medical industry to move people towards RNs through the phasing out of LPNs. Hospitals want RNs who can do more, whereas LPNs are fairly limited to certain duties. I can't find any sources for this at the moment, unfortunately. Maybe someone else can.

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Posted by Giles Rafol on 05/21/2015 at 5:31 PM
Posted by saddened on 05/21/2015 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

Mark James was hired approximately 5 years ago and the LPN program was having problems then. Mark's knee jerk reaction was to upset the apple cart and make personnel changes as well as bring in expensive consultants. As you can see, that has all been very effective. No one should be impressed with conditional approval by the State, especially after years of working on the situation.

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Posted by mccfac on 05/21/2015 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

I am not super familiar with nursing accreditations but can speak from experience in other degree program's accreditations. This could effect current students, especially those that will be transferring elsewhere to complete their education. Some institutions that these student's want to transfer to complete their bachelor or master's programs might require that specific accreditation to get into their programs.

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Posted by Bad Bad on 05/21/2015 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

I mean, the article never says they aren't accredited by the state board. The article says that while they are accredited, it is CONDITIONAL accreditation.

This troubles me. Even more troubling is the board unanimously voting on a resolution to support Mark James. Mostly, the reason this troubles me is how much the faculty have spoken out *against* him. At this point, it's simply a matter of them not listening to staff / faculty.

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Posted by AbleAbelian on 05/21/2015 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

I believe the LPN program still has State approval which allows them to become licensed, so at this point I don't believe nursing students need to be worried. The concern is that they lost an indicator of quality from another accrediting body. There is no good reason for that to be happening. MCC has some excellent health care programs and the LPN program should be one of them. The relationship with faculty and leadership at the district is dysfunctional and toxic and is not helping situations such as this.

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Posted by mccfac on 05/21/2015 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

I contacted the Missouri State board of nursing earlier today after reading this article. They said the program is accredited. It sounds like to me somebody has an ax to grind with the college and think this is the way to do it. Shame on them for giving bad information and shame on David Hudnall for posting this. But after looking at other articles this man wrote, I know not to take anything he says literally. He is a scumbag looking to hurt others. People don't believe everything you read especially when it comes from the Pitch!

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Posted by another nursing student 2015 on 05/20/2015 at 11:38 PM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

The board at Park is also tone deaf. Something happens to intelligent people when they end up in a board. Park cannot survive what is happening at MCC. You reap what you sow. Let MCC board reap what they have sown. It will happen when the HLC accreditation visit takes place. Declare the Park Presidential search unsuccessful. We do not need dysfunction like this.
But I am not on the board. This might actually be music to their convoluted minds and convince them that he is the guy. Where are all the good people?

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Posted by Concerned at Park on 05/20/2015 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

I remember when I applied to MCC nursing after completing my associates at Maple Woods (2010 when the new building had just opened at Penn Valley). An extrememly rude lady who worked the front desk kept referring me to the website, would not help me when I showed up in person to seek information nor would she allow me to talk to anyone. I was told that everyone was too busy and that there was no phone number available to call. All she kept telling me was to view the website. Nevertheless they denied my acceptance because apparently they never received my transcripts. I went on to finish my bachelors at Mizzou, completed a masters, and soon a PHD. All the while working at Truman, Childrens Mercy, and various volunteer work abroad as an RN since graduating. What comes around goes around. I'm sorry for all the students who were fooled by the program. My heart goes out to each and every one of you.

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Posted by James on 05/20/2015 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

Whoa! This has nothing to do with the RN students thinking they are better than the LPN students. If you want to touch on that subject.... Can you honestly say that you are happy about having your entire pinning ceremony planned for you AND only being able to invite 5 people?!?! I worked my ass off for this, as we ALL have, I want all of my family and close friends there! Also, I'm assuming you can still sit for boards just like Concorde can (another non-accredited school). I sincerely hope this doesn't directly impact you or any other students. Anyone who can survive PVSS (Penn Valley Shit Show) will make an amazing nurse! Keep focused and maybe our classes can meet up to help one another!

To me this is about MCC/Penn Valley dismissing the concerns of its students and faculty. They do only as they wish and then rationalize it by pushing blame on to the "powers that be" which vary with every incident.

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Posted by CurrentNursingStudent on 05/20/2015 at 8:49 PM

Re: “The upcoming convention hotel is getting a lot more than $35 million in public funding

Excellent piece. The hotel going up next to the Hannah rubber building flew through the
process and they are getting no break. The developer just saw an opportunity to fill a need and make some dough there.

Why do we have to subsidize Hyatt w/all of these whacky incentives?Hyatt has a long history here. They know the hotel business and they know it will be a viable operation. They just take all of these freebies and they cant lose like Cordish. It ain't right.

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Posted by This is B.S. on 05/20/2015 at 8:34 PM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

My post had nothing to do with thinking I'm "better than the LPN students" so don't jump to that conclusion. It had to do with the school system in general taking shit from us that we earned and worked hard for after telling us something else.

We are all nurses.
That's not the problem.
Shame on you for that assumption.

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Posted by frustratedfuturenurse on 05/20/2015 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

FrustratedFutureRN your complainants have nothing to do with with the article. You're pissed you have to pin with the LPN students? Trying being a current LPN student in this program and finding out this way that your program isn't even accredited anymore by the State Board. You're one of the RN students who think you're better than the LPN students and it's pretty sad and pathetic. Maybe instead of bashing how horrible it is to have to pin with students you think are beneath you, you should take a step back and think about how badly it must be for us who are currently on the cusp of graduating from the LPN program and support us like real nurses would.

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Posted by CurrentLPNStudent on 05/20/2015 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

Who gives a shit about the graduation if the diploma people recieve is virtually worthless

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Posted by Another class of 15 RN student on 05/20/2015 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

I am a part of the RN program, and this frustrates me even more.

I started a the RN program a year and a half ago. We formed a student council and were told that we would control our pinning. We would fundraise, we would decide where and when it was, what we would wear, how we would decorate it, and who would speak for us.

This last semester, right before our senior semester, they changed that.
They are now forcing us to pin with the unaccredited LPN program. They CHANGED everything and decided for us. To top if off, since we are now pinning with the LPN program, we now get half the tickets for friends and family, a whopping 5 tickets per person. Some people can't even invite their whole immediate family, while others have to decide whether they want their parents or their kids to come.

They told us, we either have the pinning their way, or we won't have one at all.

Cheers to our accomplishments.

Class of December 2015.

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Posted by FrustratedFutureNurse on 05/20/2015 at 5:56 PM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

Because of the sane people leaving MCC is burning and losing - legacy knowledge, human capital, program knowledge and so on....and the Board of Trustees does not care. Its going down in flames and James/Walter-Mack have not been held accountable. The demise of education is in full effect and MCC is now its new poster child. Its hard to watch this happen in real time.

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Posted by itsjustsad on 05/20/2015 at 4:09 PM

Re: “The upcoming convention hotel is getting a lot more than $35 million in public funding

I love Sly James statement: "...unnamed people from unnamed organizations who say a hotel can bring back business." Well, hey, that's good enough for me to put taxpayers on the chopping block and left holding the debt. If a hotel is so lucrative and in such need then hey I guess the hotel owners would make a ton of money, right? Even more reason to tell them to build it with their own funds. So let's just believe the twisted logic. No reason then to stop KC from even more ventures. I think $35 million for a tattoo parlor would be a good start. After all an unnamed source told me that convention goers love to get tattoos. Wouldn't a rendition of Bartle Hall on someone's back be the ultimate KC souvenir?

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Posted by richiepoor on 05/20/2015 at 4:07 PM

Re: “The upcoming convention hotel is getting a lot more than $35 million in public funding

I definitely see the point that conventions aren't exactly an exploding industry, but the fact is... KC has lost business because we don't have enough rooms downtown. KC is hot right now, we gotta try. Let's hope for the best.

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Posted by ChunkaChange on 05/20/2015 at 2:52 PM

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