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Academy of Nursing Education Selects Fourth Class of Fellows

Academy of Nursing Education Selects Fourth Class of FellowsAcademy Established by the National League for Nursing Recognizes Contributions of Nurse Educators to Excellence in Nursing Education


New York, NY — June 18, 2010 — The National League for Nursing will induct 19 new fellows representing 17 schools of nursing throughout the United States into the Academy of Nursing Education, the League announced today. Induction will take place during the NLNs Annual Education Summit, set for September 29 - October 2 in Las Vegas. This distinguished group will join the 86 fellows, who, since the academys establishment in 2007, have proudly borne the ANEF credential.

Selection is competitive. This years Fellows Review Panel considered many applications before making its recommendation to the NLN Board of Governors, the oversight body for the academy. Evaluations take into account applicants contributions to innovative teaching and/or learning strategies; nursing education research; faculty development; academic leadership; promotion of public policy that advances nursing education; and/or collaborative educational, practice or community partnerships.

Fellows are chosen for their sustained and significant contributions to the field of nursing education, noted NLN president Cathleen M. Shultz, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN. "We are proud of the visionary leadership these fellows represent. They serve as important role models to anyone aspiring to make a difference in nursing education, and ultimately to the delivery of health care in the United States," she asserted.

The NLN established the Academy of Nursing Education to foster excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding nurse educators. Fellows support the mission of the NLN to promote excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce. They assist in the work required to prepare graduates from all types of nursing programs and serve as resources for new educators and those in clinical practice who hope to someday enter the ranks of nursing faculty.

Said NLN CEO Beverly L. Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, "The National League for Nursing relies on these accomplished individuals as allies in our efforts to increase the numbers of excellent nurse educators needed to tackle the shortage of nurses plaguing Americas health care institutions. Nurse faculty and colleagues from other fields who contribute to excellence in nursing education and to the preparation of a diverse nursing workforce that meets the needs of the complex 21st-century health care environment deserve this public recognition."

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Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education offering faculty development, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 31,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members.

Fellows of the NLN Academy of Nursing Education to be inducted at the 2010 NLN Education Summit at a ceremony on October 2 are:

  • Beverly Bryce Bowers, PhD, RN, CNS, University of Oklahoma College of Nursing
  • Linda Caputi, EdD, RN, CNE, retired, College of DuPage
  • Patricia A. Castaldi, DNP, RN, Union County College
  • Janice Edelstein, EdD, RN, APRN, BC, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • Marilyn Frenn, PhD, RN, CNE, Marquette University
  • Myra "Susan" Jones, PhD, RN, CNE, Western Kentucky University
  • Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, Washington State University
  • Judy L. LeFlore, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, CPNP-AC & PC, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Julie McAfooes, MS, RN, BC, Chamberlain College of Nursing
  • Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, Indiana University School of Nursing
  • Carolyn W. Mosley, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
  • Patricia Ravert, PhD, RN, CNE, Brigham Young University
  • Mary Anne Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN, Consultant
  • Mary Lou Rusin, EdD, RN, Daemen College
  • Karen J. Saewert, PhD, RN, CPHQ, CNE, Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • Lois Salmeron, EdD, RN, CNE, Kramer School of Nursing at Oklahoma City University
  • Susan B. Stillwell, DNP, RN, CNE, Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • Cesarina Thompson, PhD, RN, Southern Connecticut State University
  • Sally A. Weiss, EdD, RN, CNE, Nova Southeastern University