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ursing program drops vital courses By Jamison Wagner Staff Reporter
According to CNM’s website, the requirements for gaining entry into the Nursing program are being reduced and access to the program will be offered on a first come, first served basis starting in the spring of 2014. Students expressed differing opinions on whether or not these changes will be for the better. The requirements to enter into the Nursing program have dropped from 15 required courses to six courses, while courses being removed from the curriculum are Chemistry, Nutrition and some Biology courses
which were cut down from 5 to 2 required classes. The school will also no longer have an application process to apply for the program, and instead students will be required to register for NRSG 1010: Introduction to Nursing Concepts and NRSG 1015: Principles of Nursing Practice to be eligible for the nursing program, according to the CNM website and course catalogs from 2013 to 2014. Mary Langois, Nursing majo,r said “The question is: Which nurse do you want working on you; the one with an A average or the one with a C average?” The other side of the issue is that there are
some people who do not test well but excel when it comes to the hands-on part of the job, she said. “I have seen it as a practicing paramedic; where people who work in the medical field have the book smarts. They are A students, but they cannot actually apply the information to help their patients. I am kind of torn on this because I have seen both in people,” said Langois. Nursing major Dana Broadway said she does not have any real problem with the changes being made to the program. While it does seem odd that they would lower the standards and see
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Old Program Requirements (in force through fall of 2013) Complete Application Form Score of 75% or better on HESI Entrance Exam Grade of ‘C’ or better in: ENG 1101 IT 1010 PSY 1105 MATH 1210 BIO 2210, A&P I BIO 2292, A&P I Lab BIO 2310, A&P II BIO 2392, A&P II Lab BIO 2110, Microbiology BIO 2192, Microbiology Lab CHEM 1710, Gen Chem I CHEM 1792, Gen Chem I Lab NUTR 2110 PSY 1101 PSY 2220
(effective Spring 2014) Successfully register for: NRSG 1010 NRSG 1015 Score of 75% or better on HESI Entrance Exam Grade of ‘C’ or better in: ENG 1101 IT 1010 PSY 1105 MATH 1210 BIO 2210, A&P I BIO 2110, Microbiology BIO 2192, Microbiology Lab INFO FROM CNM.EDU GRAPHICS BY SCOTT M. ROBERTS
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It’s also important be aware of where the closStaff Reporter est emergency telephone The first step to is, according to the latest personal security for campus safety report. anyone, in any situation, There are emerbegins with constant gency ‘code blue’ telealertness, said CNM phone poles and yellow interim Director of emergency call boxes Security Steve English. placed across all camWhile CNM’s puses, English said. Security department “Both systems prouses a number of vide one button speed approaches to main- dialing for instant tain a safe environ- communication with ment, there are several campus security 24-7,” guidelines everyone in according to the report. the CNM community Campus security should follow to stop offers services that help crime before it starts, to deal with potenEnglish said. tially dangerous situa“It’s important for tions before they start, anybody, in general, to English said. be aware of their surAnyone in the CNM rounding at all times,” community may request he said. an escort from a secuAwareness can help rity officer to and from to identify a potentially anywhere on campus dangerous situation, but anytime, he said. having a plan for those Security officers situations is also essen- also offer motorist tial to remaining safe assistance, including and secure, English said. attempting to get into Keep the plan simple locked out vehicles, and stay committed to English said. it in every situation, but “We also offer jump keep in mind that if flight starts if someone is is an option, it is always the best option, he said. see SECURITY on page 7
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Crime Prevention Tips By using the following crime prevention tips you can greatly reduce criminal activity in the community and on campus: • Call the police or security immediately if you see or hear anything suspicious activity at once. Dial (505) 224-3001 if on campus or 911 in an emergency or when a crime is in progress. • Keep your possessions in sight at all times. Don’t leave books or backpacks unattended. • Do not take wallets, money and jewelry into athletic facilities and store them in lockers, which thieves target. • Mark your property. Place marks inside books and on other valuable items for easier identification. • Be aware of your surroundings, other people around you and places where someone can be hiding. • Be alert to potential danger. If something doesn’t look or feel right, trust your instincts and leave. • If you are working late or have a late class call security for an escort or ask a co-worker or classmate for an escort to your vehicle.
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By Daniel Montaño Staff Reporter
A new dual-credit high school, aiming to have graduates leave with both a high school diploma and a college certificate or associate degree, will open on CNM’s main campus fall 2013, Katherine Winograd, CNM president, said. Winograd held a joint press conference with the heads of APS and the New Mexico Public Education
Department on Friday May 10, announcing the yet to be named high school, saying the school will be the first of its kind in Albuquerque. The 50\50 model of this new program will require students to attend classes taught by APS teachers for half of the school day and spend the other half in collegelevel courses, according to APS’s website. “It’s going to allow see
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This class, and the flash drive class, are highly recommended for new computer users and will prepare you for more advanced computer classes. Take Basic Computer Skills for Adult Learners. The next class starts Friday June 7th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.; and costs only $39!
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My name is Rene Thompson and as the new Editor-in-Chief I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself and clarify the new direction of the Chronicle in the coming year. Our goals are to work with the CNM community in sharing views, opinions and ideas of how CNM can be a better place for everyone. The Chronicle encourages our readers to give us feedback and let us know how you feel about our stories and the issues that really matter to you. Students faculty or staff who feel they might have a good idea or an issue they feel should be in the paper, please email us and let us know about it, because we want your feedback and ideas. As employees of the Chronicle, we are all students learning the profession of journalism. In order for us to succeed, our focus will be in the best interest of students and faculty. We want to move forward with a new perspective in helping to solve problems on campus and helping to make our school the best it can be. The standards met at the paper have exceeded expectations, including winning third place in a national journalism competition, and this coming year we hope to go above and beyond in a whole new direction with our readers in mind. We look forward to gaining feedback from you and we hope to make the Chronicle an even more important part of the CNM community.
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How to Deal... With Crappy Roomates
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The problem with roommates is that you cannot live with them, but you cannot afford a place to live without them. In college, we often hear horror stories from friends and acquaintances about all types of roommates. Like many aspects of adulthood, sharing a home with someone does not come with a guide. It is figured out through trial and error, which depending on the error can be a terrible experience. The Chronicle has put together a few options to consider when choosing a roommate, and what to do when dealing with a crappy roommate. A good way to ensure a peaceful living situation is to choose wisely. Choosing
someone with somewhat similar life goals and qualities should provide a head start to co-existing. When one roommate is uncomfortable with parties and the other wants to have people over almost every night, it is going to create problems. Pay attention to the little things and set a solid foundation. Do not be scared to interview a few different people to get a feel for their communication skills and their likes and dislikes. Making a contract sounds a lot more intimidating than it should be. It is fairly easy to sit down and agree to a few basic guidelines. This contract should not include nit picking every small detail, but should map out a few major issues including sharing utilities, a cleaning schedule, sharing food, sharing electronics and
noise levels. Keeping an open line of communication and about important guidelines is a good place to start and will hopefully inspire an open dialog. The longer the conversation is put off, the harder it will be to approach and no one wants to deal with a roommate that is freaking out about cleaning the bathroom. A good rule of thumb, let go of the little things. Try not to let negative feelings linger. If there is a big issue that needs to be addressed, then take care of it. Do not let personal quirks get in the way of the living situation. A messy room is allowed, however, a messy shared space is not. Let go and realize that roommates are going to be annoying and that is just part of living with another person. Take a moment to
consider if an issue is worth making a big deal about. There is a possibility that someone may need to move out. If the living situation has become unbearable and there is obvious awkward, uncomfortable tension, moving out may be a positive thing. It is not the end of the world, sometimes people just do not get along. Try to approach the split in an objective way, making it clear that it is not going to work, and give at least one month’s notice. Most of the time, the feeling will be mutual anyway. Try to find a place that is paid for month to month rather than getting a place with a lease. This way, just in case it does not work out, no one is trapped into staying somewhere they do not want to be.
Letter to the Editor
I just received a copy of the CNM Chronicle dated April 9, which featured my brother David Twomey on the front page. It was so nice to see how David touched so many people in the CNM community. It was also a comfort to see so many of his colleagues at his funeral. The passing of my brother still has been so difficult for me and his other siblings and his partner. It’s a comfort to see how well loved he was. David was a treasured member of our family and I just wanted to say thank you for all your kind words. Sincerely, Colleen Twomey Duke, Denver, Co.
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Walking the line Graduation is a time to celebrate accomplishments and take notice of student success. On Saturday, May 4, graduates, family and friends packed Tingley Coliseum to observe the presentation of 4,182 various degrees and certificates. Hats off to the 600 graduates who have proven that hard work and dedication does pay off. By Adriana Avila
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“About three years.” What is the best part about being a student? “In the Applied Technologies program I would think it would be the actual hands on work.” What is the worst part about being a student? “Having to take classes that don’t seem like they should apply to your degree like Psychology.” What advice do you ahve for students? “Make sure that you’re going into the right field that you want to be in.” What are your plans? “I plan on trying to find a job in the field and plan on getting a higher degree like a bachelor’s or a master’s.”
“It took me about a year and a half.” What is the best part about being a student? “The opportunities especially at my age to have that opportunity to learn different skill sets in the business environment I found that very exciting, and the group setting working with other students.” What’s the worst part about being a student? “For me it was my age. I was really self-conscious about me being so old coming back to school but everybody made me feel comfortable.” What advice do you have for students? “Stick with it. The opportunity is out there and the knowledge is so vast, it’s an enjoyable ride. The knowledge you gain from this experience is irreplaceable.” What are your plans? “I plan to open up my business again because in 2010 I closed my business down because of the recession and other problems but now that I have the skills to open my business up again and not make the same mistakes as I did before and hopefully be a successful business and contribute to the community in a positive way.”
“I’ve been in this program for two years but I have been at CNM since 2008.” What did you enjoy most about being a student/going to CNM? “It was my classmates, I loved my classmates. In this class, without them, it wouldn’t have gone well at all.” What was the hardest part of school? “It depended on how the instructor teaches. I had some instructors that were amazing and others that I thought could have done better. That made a big difference to me.” What are your plans for the future? What are you going to do with your degree? “I have a job at Presbyterian Rust [Medical Center]. I’ll be coming back here to get my RN, but then Presbyterian has a program to help me get my BSN (Bachelors of Science in Nursing) What advice would you give to incoming CNM students? “It’s going to be hard at the beginning but don’t give up on it. It’s like I told my little brother, he was a freshman last year, it’s way different from high school so don’t expect your teachers to sit there and hold your hand because it’s not going to happen.”
“Four years, it would have been three but I had to take some semesters off because I couldn’t get into classes.” What did you enjoy most about being a student/going to CNM? “Honestly, it was striving for success.” What was the hardest part of school? “It was the tests, finals, and all the stress that comes with them.” What are your plans for the future? What are you going to do with your degree? “Well I have a lot planned for myself. I want to be a cop but I want to see how this career goes for me first. I got a job at Lovelace downtown.” What advice would you give to incoming CNM students? “Know that you can do it as long as you put your head into it. If you want to be successful in life you can do it, nothing stops you but yourself.”
“It took me a while because I stopped during the way. My daughter-in-law wanted to become a nurse so I stopped and watched the children while she became a nurse so I came back after she finished. What’s the worst part about being a student? “I think I would have liked continuing my education at 11 years old at adolescents. Trying to learn a new language, new culture and all of that was hard. That was the hardest thing not going to school in Mexico and getting some schooling before.” What advice do you have for students? “Continue your education it is so important to have an education in this country and that is the most important thing. They need to continue to better themselves.” What are your plans? “Because my husband is retiring, May 31 he wants to do some traveling while our health is still good. If I would have started earlier in my education I would’ve gone further, but I started later so that’s why you continue your education.”
“I’ve been at CNM for about three years, prior to this I was in a Fire Science program but when I took Chemistry I realized I loved it and switched to Medicine.” What did you enjoy most about being a student/going to CNM? “There were a lot of really fun things, meeting new people, the professors, learning new things, all of it. It was all great.” What was the hardest part of school? “Working a full-time job, going to school, the extra work with my internship and just staying on top of everything.” What are your plans for the future? What are you going to do with your degree? “I’m going to get a job right now and I’m trying to get into UNM’s Pharmacy program. Depending on how that works out I might even go further into pharmaceutical engineering.” What advice would you give to incoming CNM students? “Even when it gets tough just keep going. You can make it.”
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Cool Summer Classes: Career Exploration What students can hope to gain from taking CSE courses.
• Promoting effective learning and study strategies that foster confidence in students so that they see themselves as capable • Orienting students to campus resources particularly those that support student learning and success. • Better self-management skills • Increased motivation and class participation • Greater self-awareness • Improved choices and interdependence • Greater success in college and in life • Better student retention
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College Success Experience Courses
CSE 0650 College Survival CSE 1101 College Success CSE 1010 Online Success CSE 1120 Career Exploration* CSE 1140 Learning Strategies CSE 1160 Research Techniques
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CNM’s adult and general education school offers career exploration support classes to help students gain knowledge about finding a career and how to acquire and retain employment, said Kenneth Chavez, chair of the College Success Experience Curriculum. Discovering career opportunities can be tough and the class hopes to aid students after they have completed their degrees, he said. “This course is designed to assist students through their career exploration and decision-making processes,” he said. The four major self-assessment areas explored in the class include, personal styles or characteristics, interests, and values and skills for self-understanding, he said. “The career exploration course helps students chart their academic
and career courses through the creation of an action plan,” he said. Students will be able learn how to choose a career, or occupational opportunities related to their major, he said. “Students will also explore how internships, cooperative work experiences and service learning can help with career dec i sion-ma k i ng,” Chavez said. Some CSE classes are offered year-round, with some of the CSE classes also formatted for summer semester, he said. Three credit CSE courses do require buying some text materials, but for some of the one credit courses the instructor will provide students with learning materials. Other CSE classes offered range from Learning Strategies and Research Techniques, to College Survival and College Success. According to the
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CNM website, CSE courses numbered at 0999 or below are graded CR/NC, but CSE courses numbered 1000 and above can be taken for a letter grade, taken CR/NC, or audited. Although the majority of CSE’s focus is providing students with the skills needed to survive and thrive in the college environment, students also have the opportunity to explore majors and careers offered through CNM’s occupational programs, Chavez said. “Through this comprehensive approach, we hope to provide students with the academic and employability skills needed for today’s demanding market,” he said. For more information on CSE courses, contact Kenneth Chavez at kchavez65@ cnm.edu or by phone at 224-4000 Ext. 50211.
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reduce your ability to enter the program only when you are able to register, and there is not much that can be done about it, she said
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Consistency is good in terms of entry to the program, but the changes do not seem like they are needed, she said. Broadway said, “I
cannot control the changes they make; I can only control how I react to it. Mostly I am going to have to hope that luck is on my side.” According to nmned.
org, these changes are being made to allow for increased efficiency in transferring nursing students between colleges, as well as bringing CNM’s
program in alignment with the standards of New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium curriculum which will, “Improve efficiency, quality, and
educational outcomes of nursing education through cooperation among community colleges,”.
trimester schedule, but will provide free textbooks and tuition for college classes, according to APS’s website. Three years of tuition and books at CNM for a typical 18-year-old living with parents adds up to about $6,800, according to CNM’s cost of attendance calculator. “Because there is no cost to students and their families, this system puts students ahead financially as
well as academically. It makes success in education that much more accessible, we will be changing the lives of students and building a community,” Winograd said. The new school will work closely with a local business advisory board which will help identify proper educational paths in order to help students get jobs that are needed in the Albuquerque community, she said.
“The businesses are going to provide mentorship. They are going to provide internships and co-ops for the students, and they’re also going to help teach the classes,” Winograd said. CNM will keep its existing dual-credit program, which is currently available for any APS high school student, but the new school will provide a framework for students seeking success,
Winograd said. Gov. Susana Martinez, who spoke at the press conference, said, “These students will be able to take positive steps on their journey to gain a quality education and realize their dreams,” Martinez said. It is important that high school graduates are properly prepared for the career world and life in college and this new school will provide students with
the experience they need to become accomplished, she said. The school, located in S building on Main campus, will consist of 10 classrooms and one auditorium for up to 400 students from tenth through twelfthgrade, according to APS’s website. For more information, including how to enroll, go to aps. edu/aps-cnm or call 855-9040.
of theft have been steadily climbing over recent years. In 2008 there were 67 reported thefts across all campuses but in 2011 those numbers increased to 210, according to the report. “Of course, theft happens everywhere,
unfortunately. So again, be aware, use common sense; lock your vehicle, secure your personal belongings, don’t leave anything in the open, keep an eye on your personal items,” English said. If a crime does occur it is important
to remain calm and call the police/security with a description of the aggressor if available, need for medical assistance and the location of the crime as soon as it is safe to do so, according to the safety report. Dialing 911 or ext.
3001 from any campus information, visit cnm. phone will ring secu- edu/depts./security or rity’s emergency dis- call 224-3002. patch line and the dispatcher will send security, police or any other needed emergency services, according to CNM’s security webpage. For more
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more students to get on a faster, cost-effective track to achieving their college and career dreams. We’re going to help them pursue their passions by providing educational pathways that lead to higher educational credentials and high quality careers,” Winograd said. The school will operate on CNM property and follow CNM’s
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having trouble with their vehicle and has a dead battery, we’ll take care of it for you folks,” he said. According to the latest campus safety report, incidents Advertisement
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Time to pull out the leather masks and shiny capes – the Third Annual Albuquerque Comic Expo is on its way. Scheduled for June 21 through 23 at the Albuquerque Convention Center, ACE will be focused more on free events and less on getting patrons to part with their cash, Greg Derrick, former student, said. “Something I dislike about the idea of conventions in general is that your average
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attendee pays the convention organizer to go to a show and the only option they have for something to do at the show is to spend more money with other people,” he said. “I really don’t like that and it’s a paradigm we’re going to try to shift.” This year’s expo will feature many of the staples of conventions past, such as Kids Day, celebrity guests and the ACE costume contest, but will also feature many new and free activities, Derrick said.
The organizers of ACE, in conjunction with Quelabs Makespace, have built a life-sized starship bridge where attendees can work as a team to complete missions using the Artemis Starship Simulator game, he said. A lbuquerque Scale Modelers will be offering free workshops and classes for those interested in learning to build models. TromaDance Film Festival will be showcasing local films and Supercon2K will offer gaming tournaments, Derrick said. ACE will also
be selling a hardbound exclusive Sketchbook for $25 which will allow attendees to get free sketches from many artists at the show, he said. “I really love bringing awesome stuff to Albuquerque for people to do,” Derrick said. John Sumrow, a local artist whose artwork has become well known nationally, said he is excited to return to ACE for his third year. “The con has a great vibe, lots of Geek Culture, lots of my friends
attend and it’s like family,” he said. ACE has been supportive of local artists and creators, and attending the shows has even gotten him attention from some of his own celebrity heroes, he said. “Last year, my girlfriend met Adam Baldwin [Jayne Cobb from “Firefly”] and they just happen to start talking about bacon. He’s a huge fan of bacon, but, really who isn’t? The next thing I know, I’m talking with Adam Baldwin and giving him one of
my original t-shirts, “The Shirt of Infinite Bacon.” It was surreal. I’m a huge Firefly fan and to meet a great actor from one of my fandoms and talk about bacon, movies, and bacon was awesome. I smiled for a week. I have pictures,” Sumrow said. A lbuquerque Comic Expo will run from Friday, June 21 through Sunday June 23 at the Albuquerque Convention Center located at 401 Second Street NW. For tickets and a list of events, go to abqcomicexpo.com.
ACE 2013 Celebrity Guests
Here is a sampling of guests attending this year’s ACE.
Giancarlo Esposito – Gus Fring from “Breaking Bad” Steven Michael Quezada – Steven Gomez from “Breaking Bad” Nicholas Brendon – Xander Harris from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Veronica Taylor – Voice of Ash Ketchum from “Pokemon” Sean Becker – Director of “The Guild” David Yost – Billy Cranston from “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” Walter Emanuel Jones – Zack Taylor from “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” Neal Adams – Comic book artist best known for defining the modern incarnations of Batman, the X-Men, Green Lantern and more Brian Pulido – Co-founder of Chaos! Comics and creator of Lady Death Melinda Snodgrass – Screenwriter for “Star Trek: The Next Generation”