National League of NursingNational League of Nursing

The Voice of Nursing Education

Angela M. McNelis

Angela-McNelisAngela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

PERSONAL STATEMENT

My leadership and research advance nursing by (a) creating innovative and connected learning environments for practitioners, educators, and scholars; (b) using emerging technologies for teaching and learning; and (c) empowering the next generation of practitioners, academic leaders and researchers.
My studies investigate education across the degree spectrum, including predictors of student success and faculty effectiveness using different pedagogies in classroom and clinical settings. I contribute to disciplinary understanding of the challenges of current education models and how student-faculty interactions promote learning.
In leadership roles, I am a leading voice in nursing education and research. Consistent with the mission, vision and core values of the NLN, I advance the science of nursing education by developing evidence of best practices and creating new education models and pedagogical practices that facilitate student readiness for practice. My accomplishments have helped ensure that graduates are well-positioned to lead change and advance health for all citizens.

PAST POSITIONS

2016-2018
Professor and Associate Dean for Scholarship, Innovation and Clinical Science
George Washington University, School of Nursing, Washington, DC

2015-2016
Associate Director for Evaluation and Scholarship
Indiana University Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice, Indianapolis, IN

2014-2016
Professor
Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN

2013-2014
Assistant Department Chair of Community & Health Systems
Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN 

2007-2014
Associate Professor
Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN

2001-2007 
Assistant Professor
Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN

NLN/LEAGUE ACTIVITIES

As a member of NLN since 2001, I am committed to the growth and excellence of the organization. I was selected as a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education (ANEF) in 2010, earned the Certification for Nurse Educators (CNE) in 2013, served on the strategic action committee of research priorities from 2012-2013, and was appointed as an ambassador from my university from 2013-2015. Notably, I was elected as a member to the Nursing Education Research Council in 2011, served as the co-chair from 2013-2015, and have been chairing (what is now called the Research Review Panel) since 2015. Finally, I have consistently attended and presented at Summit for the past 10 years, have conducted webinars and other professional development programs for the NLN to do my part in building a strong, well-prepared and diverse nursing workforce, and have financially supported the NLN.

    OTHER ACTIVITIES

    I have consistently provided leadership in local, national and international organizations to influence the future of nursing education, research and practice. Locally, I held numerous leadership positions in local chapters of STTI and American Psychiatric Nurses Association, developing and enhancing my leadership and strategic planning skills. Nationally, I am an active contributor to the NLN, and have a strong knowledge base about the organization. I have held or currently hold key leadership positions that require innovation and vision, as well as fiduciary responsibilities. These include Associate Dean for Scholarship and Innovation and Acting Associate Dean for Research (requiring responsibility for monitoring revenue/expenses and developing 1, 2 and 5-year budgets) at George Washington University, serving as a board member of Day Nursery of Indiana, and serving on the editorial boards of two journals - Archives of Psychiatric Nursing and Nursing Education Perspectives. I am also the editor for the International Society for Psychiatric Nurses CONNECTIONS newsletter that reaches an international market, unites nurses and strengthens their voice in influencing health policy to promote equitable, evidence-based, and effective mental health care at all levels.
    Throughout my career, I have been engaged and provided leadership in governance processes (bylaws and policies), strategic planning, and organizational building in academic, professional and community organizations.  Specifically related to the NLN, I contributed to development of the research priorities in nursing education and to the review panel to advance the science of nursing education and pedagogy.

      EDUCATION

      Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

      Post-doctoral

      2001

      Neuropsychology/Nursing

      Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

      PhD

      2000

      Psych/MH Nursing

      Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

      MSN

      1996

      Psych/MH Nursing

      Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

      MS

      1990

      Education

      DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

      BSN

      1985

      Nursing

      PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

      2015-present
      American Academy of Nursing

      2010-present
      Academy of Nursing Education,
      National League for Nursing, New York, NY

      2009-present
      American Nurses Association, Silver Springs, MA

      2007-present
      American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), Arlington, VA 

      2007-present
      International Society for Psychiatric Nurses (ISPN), Madison, WI

      2001-present
      American Association of College of Nursing, Washington, DC

      2001-present
      National League for Nursing, New York, NY

      1999-2016
      Mid-West Nursing Research Society, Mount Laurel, NJ

      1998-2007
      American Epilepsy Society, West Hartford, CT

      1991-present
      Sigma Theta Tau International Indianapolis, IN