Catherine McJannet, MN, RN, CEN
Biographical Sketch

Catherine McJannetCathy McJannet is the Director of Nursing and Health Occupations Programs at Southwestern College in San Diego, California. She has responsibility for the Associate Degree Program, the Vocational Nursing Program, and the Certified Nurse Assistant Program as well as three health occupations programs. She has been employed at Southwestern College since 1995 and was Nursing Department Chair for five years before assuming the Director position. Ms. McJannet began her faculty role in 1995 and has been very active with program curriculum and evaluation during her tenure.

She received her diploma in nursing from the Moncton Hospital School of Nursing, Canada, her BScN from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and her Master’s in nursing (education) from the University of Phoenix. She has the certification for emergency nursing (CEN) and has worked in the emergency department for over thirty years. Ms. McJannet continues to work in the ED on a regular basis, teaches online for the University of California at San Diego, and teaches courses related to critical care several times a year. She is an active participant in many professional organizations including Sigma Theta Tau, Association of California Community College Administrators, Emergency Nursing Association, and National (and California) Organization of ADN Directors. She has received several awards for both teaching and clinical scholarship.

Ms. McJannet has been involved with NLNAC since 1999 as faculty going through the NLNAC accreditation and re-accreditation process. She began her formal relationship with NLNAC as a site visitor in 2010.