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NLN Establishes Academy of Nursing Education

03/01/2007

Fellow Program to Recognize Nurse Faculty and Others Who Have Made Enduring and Substantial Contributions to the Field


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 1, 2007—New York, NY—The National League for Nursing announced today an historic step in academic nursing education, the founding of the Academy of Nursing Education. Individuals inducted into the academy will be designated as Fellow, Academy of Nursing Education and entitled to use the approved credential.

Explains NLN president Dr. Toni Bargagliotti, "The purpose of the academy is to foster excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding individuals in and outside the profession who have contributed to nursing education in sustained and significant ways. Fellows are expected to provide visionary leadership in nursing education and in the Academy of Nursing Education, and to support the vision of the NLN."

Applicants for fellowship in the Academy of Nursing Education must:

  • show evidence of contributions to nursing education in teaching/learning innovations, faculty development, research in nursing education, leadership in nursing education, public policy related to nursing education, and/or collaborative education/practice/community partnerships;
  • elucidate how they will continue to provide visionary leadership in nursing education and in the Academy;
  • be current members of the National League for Nursing (individually or through their schools or agencies).

The Academy of Nursing Education is responsible and accountable to the NLN Board of Governors who will award all fellowships. Those individuals inducted into the academy will be designated as Fellow, Academy of Nursing Education and entitled to use the approved credential. The induction of new fellows and a meeting of fellows in the Academy of Nursing Education will be held in conjunction with the NLNs annual Education Summit.

Concludes NLN CEO Dr. Beverly Malone, "It is past time to recognize the contributions of nurse faculty, and colleagues from other fields, to excellence in nursing education and to the preparation of a nursing workforce that meets the needs of our ever-changing health care environment. I know this new credential will be borne with pride."

For more information about the Academy of Nursing Education, please visit www.nln.org/excellence/academy.

Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact NLN chief communications officer, Karen R. Klestzick, at 212-812-0376, kklestzick@nln.org.