Clatsop Community College announces the appointment of Allison Sansom as its new Director of Nursing. Sansom takes the reins from Laurie Choate who guided the program for many years and recently retired from CCC.
Ms. Sansom received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Linfield College in 1992 and her M.S. Nursing-Education from Walden University in 2013. She has been part of the Nursing faculty at CCC since 2012 and has also worked locally with the Clatsop Care Center Health District, Columbia Memorial Hospital and private practitioners. She has served in many capacities during her professional career including direct care experience in acute care, home health and community-based care settings, as well as various leadership, management and advisory board positions.
Sansom cites her experience with the CCC Nursing program as one of the primary reasons for her decision to pursue this new position. She greatly respects the existing culture of the program and will focus on maintaining its continuity of success. Future program directions to be considered as time and funding allow include exploring innovative curricula, and expanding agreements with four-year schools to provide more seamless transition to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs in Oregon and Washington.
In describing her approach to nursing education, Sansom says, “Nursing is both a science and an art. We teach the science and as nursing educators, we inspire our students to find the art of nursing inside themselves. The values and beliefs that nurses hold are the core of this profession. As faculty and mentors, we partner our students through the program to success.”
“I am proud to have been a member of Clatsop Community College’s nursing faculty and to receive the appointment to direct such a highly regarded nursing program. I am very fortunate to work with extraordinary nursing faculty and although I have large shoes to fill from Laurie Choate’s departure I am looking forward to our future,” says Sansom.
Please direct inquiries to: Allison Sansom, 503-338-2419.