Wayne State accredited for doctor of nursing practice: The Wayne State University College of Nursing has received accreditation for its new Doctor of Nursing Practice program from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The DNP program was established in 2008 for registered nurses seeking advanced education for leadership in clinical positions, health policy development, evaluation and application of patient care research, and systemic efforts in health promotion and risk reduction. Through the DNP program, students are trained to use clinical research to improve and transform health care. The college’s first DNP degrees were awarded in May 2011. The DNP is one of four degrees offered by the College of Nursing. The others include the BSN, MSN and Ph.D. in nursing.

Plex Wins Award For Aerospace Deployment: Auburn Hills-based Plex Systems Inc. announced that it has been named a winner in the Aerospace Company Deployment category of the Network Security Guide’s 6th Annual 2011 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. Plex Systems was named a winner for its launch of Plex Online at Phoenix Logistics. Plex Online replaced 40 stand-alone systems and spreadsheets. The company eliminated the cost of printing, handling and storing over 20,000 pages of documents each month, saving more than $53,000 per year. Phoenix Logistics also implemented real-time changes on the shop floor that reduced processing time by 75 percent. The company achieved ROI of less than 18 months and was able to manage an ambitious, internally funded 50 percent growth rate. In addition to winning in this category, Plex Systems was recognized as a finalist in the Automotive Company Deployment category for the Plex Online deployment at Jagemann Stamping Company and, for the second consecutive year, Plex Systems was named a finalist in the Hot Companies category. The prestigious Hot Companies and Best Products Awards are designed to generate industry-wide recognition for the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and IT professionals worldwide in every area of information technology. Program honorees encompass the world’s best in products and services, successful deployments, product management, engineering, and more.