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National League for Nursing Announces 2012 NLN Awards, Inaugural Hearst Foundations Award, and Constituent League Awards

National League for Nursing Announces 2012 NLN Awards, Inaugural Hearst Foundations Award, and Constituent League Awards

Presentations to Be Held at 2012 NLN Education Summit, September 19-22 in Anaheim, CA


New York, NY — August 22, 2012 — The NLN Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education, the first Hearst Foundations Excellence in Geriatric Education Award, and the Constituent League Leadership Awards will be presented on Friday morning, September 21 at the annual NLN Education Summit, the League announced today.

Following up its announcement last month of the winners of the NLN Presidents Award, the National League for Nursing has named the recipients of other 2012 NLN awards that recognize professional accomplishments. Additionally, the NLN will honor a school of nursing selected through a separate, new competitive awards program in geriatric nursing education.

The four-day 2012 NLN Education Summit, September 19-22 in Anaheim, California is a much anticipated opportunity for nurse faculty, deans, and administrators of nursing schools across the spectrum of higher education along with health care executives and educators in allied organizations to hear from the experts in seminars, workshops, panel discussions, and poster sessions, as well as to engage in professional networking.

Said NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN: "The NLN takes great pride in presenting these much deserved awards to colleagues and programs producing rigorous scholarship and setting the standards of practice throughout the field of nursing education. I look forward to personally congratulating them in the presence of their peers."

Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, distinguished professor and dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis, and Patricia S. Yoder- Wise, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, ANEF, dean emerita and professor emerita of the Health Sciences Center School of Nursing at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, will each take home the NLN Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education. The NLN Awards ceremony will take place following the CEO Summit Address on Friday morning, September 21, as will the announcement of this years Constituent League Leadership Awards and the Hearst Foundations Excellence in Geriatric Education Award.

Each year, in two distinct categories, the NLN recognizes local leaders of constituent leagues who go the extra mile for their state, the NLN, and the nursing education community. Donna Boland, PhD, RN, ANEF, from the Indiana League for Nursing, an associate professor emeritus at Indiana University School of Nursing, will receive the Outstanding Leadership of a Constituent League Award. The Innovative and Effective Membership Recruitment Award goes to the Iowa League for Nursing.

The NLN will present the inaugural Hearst Foundations Award to College of the Desert of Palm Desert, California for demonstrating exceptional integration of the innovative ACES (Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors) curriculum and resources, reflecting the high priority NLN has placed on preparing the nursing workforce to improve the quality of care delivered to older adults, a growing segment of todays patient population.

The web-based ACES program, whose expansion was made possible by a generous $1.2 million multi-year Hearst Foundations grant, was developed in partnership with Community College of Philadelphia, with support from the John A. Hartford and Independence Foundations and Laerdal Medical. Nursing schools became eligible to receive the Hearst Foundations Award by participating in one of the Hearst-funded state workshops held in the past year to provide guidance to faculty in teaching geriatrics, utilizing ACES: Essential Nursing Actions as a guide. "We are delighted to recognize the College of the Desert whose faculty applied lessons learned in the Hearst Foundations-funded workshop held in the state of California to create innovative experiences for students," remarked Paul "Dino" Dinovitz, executive director of the Hearst Foundations.

College of the Desert Elderly Care and Aged Relevancy Endeavor (CODE CARE) is a comprehensive program that utilizes the ACES unfolding cases as well as electronic medical records and role playing to introduce students to key health care issues for older adults. The two lead faculty who will accept the award from the NLN and Hearst Foundations on behalf of the college, Betty Baluski, MEd, BSN, RNC and Linda Murphy, MSN, RN-BC, ONC, will also participate in a pre-Summit panel on Wednesday, September 19, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, to share their ACES-related innovations in geriatric nursing education. Ms. Baluski, assistant professor and coordinator of the Simulation Skills Lab, noted that her goal is to "ensure a better-prepared student for future health care needs."

"All these individuals and programs represent the NLNs unwavering commitment to its four core values — caring, integrity, diversity, and excellence. We are thrilled to bestow this public recognition on them," said Judith A. Halstead, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, president of the NLN.

For complete information on the NLN Summit, visit
. For questions regarding registration, please call the NLN Summit Registration Hotline: 1-800-321-6338. Again this year, as a thank-you for using online registration, the NLN will place names in a drawing for an outstanding selection of valuable prizes.

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Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 37,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members who represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education.

Biosketches of NLN Awardees for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education

Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN

Widely regarded as an expert, scholar, and leader in pediatric nursing research and practice, Marion E. Broome assumed her current role as dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON) in July 2004. In addition, she is a professor in the schools Department of Family Health Nursing. In April 2006, she was awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor by the Indiana University president. Dr. Broome is also a member of the Indiana University Graduate School, affiliate faculty of the Indiana University School of Bioethics, and serves as associate vice president for academic affairs at IU (formerly Clarian) Health, one of the states leading academic medical centers.

Throughout her career, she has been an enthusiastic supporter of the NLN. She unreservedly supports faculty engagement in NLN leadership activities, encouraging faculty to participate in NLN mentoring programs. IUSON faculty is highly visible in the NLN, serving on a variety of councils, task forces, and committees, as well as on the NLN board. Dr. Broome herself routinely attends the annual Education Summit, where she has made presentations on leadership development.

One of the finest examples of her ties to the NLN is the third continuing designation in 2012 of IUSON as an NLN Center of Excellence for Creating Environments that Support the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty, entitling the school to carry that badge of honor for the next five years, through 2017. (Typically, Centers of Excellence are designated for a four-year stretch.) Moreover, in 2012, IUSON became the first school of nursing to earn a second, simultaneous designation as a Center of Excellence for Creating Environments that Advance the Science of Nursing Education. According to Pamela Ironside, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, who nominated Dr. Broome for the NLN Award, the dean is remarkable for her mentoring of students and junior and senior faculty in their scholarly pursuits, while she continues to pursue her own research despite the weight of her responsibilities as dean. Dr. Broome established the first Center for Research in Nursing Education at IUSON; she recruited Dr. Ironside, a renowned scholar, to direct it.

Also noteworthy is Dr. Broomes work with nursing leaders in Liberia on an initiative, funded by a grant from USAID, which will culminate in the countrys first public RN-BSN program. In addition, collaborating with other international scholars, Dr. Broome has facilitated masters level study at IUSON by two faculty members from the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts in Liberia who, once they earn their degrees, will return home to improve the clinical preparation of nursing students in practice settings.

Dr. Broomes decades of research, in which she developed and tested interventions designed to assist children to cope with acute and chronic pain, has been funded by the American Cancer Society, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as by private foundations. Her more recent studies have extended into research ethics related to informed consent and assent for children in research and research misconduct in clinical trials; obesity in children; and peer review practices. The editor-in-chief of Nursing Outlook, the official journal of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), she is also an AAN fellow. She is the author of more than 90 scholarly papers in refereed nursing, medicine, and interdisciplinary journals. She also has published five books and 14 chapters in books, as well numerous articles in popular consumer publications.

In June 2004, she was appointed a charter member of the new NIH Nursing Science Study Section: Children and Families. Dr. Broome also has served as president of the Society for Pediatric Nurses, and has been on the boards of the Association for the Care of Childrens Health and the Midwest Nursing Research Society. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and Council of Science Editors; and serves on the board of directors of the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation. In 2008, Dr. Broome was appointed to the National Advisory Council for the National Institute of Nursing Research at NIH, as well as to the US Department of Defense Health Board (DHB) Health Care Delivery Subcommittee. In 2010, she became a charter member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, a newly created entity to honor STTI members for their long-term broad national/international achievements, and whose research has impacted the profession and patient care.

Before joining IUSON, Dr. Broomes previous academic posts include professor and associate dean for research at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and varied appointments at the University of Louisville; the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; the Medical College of Wisconsin; Rush University; and the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Broome earned a BSN at the Medical College of Georgia; an MN in family health nursing at University of South Carolina; and a PhD in child and family development at the University of Georgia. She did post-graduate study at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and completed MLE certification at Harvard University.

Patricia S. Yoder- Wise, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, ANEF

Patricia Yoder-Wise has demonstrated leadership through every facet of nursing education: scholarship, administration, in the classroom and on the lecture circuit, and through her extensive impact on nursing education policy, specifically advocating for and implementing programs to increase diversity and cultural competence among students and nurse faculty. One example of her stature as a role model and mentor to students and junior faculty was her induction in 2007 into the inaugural class of fellows in the NLNs Academy of Nursing Education. She was also a sought-after participant as a mentor in the NLN Jonas Foundation Scholars Program and in the NLN/Johnson & Johnson Faculty Leadership Program.

"Dr. Yoder-Wise represents the true integration of the tripartite role of academia with the student always at the center of her work," wrote Patricia Allen, EdD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF, in nominating Dr. Yoder-Wise for the NLN Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education. "She is an inspiration to many and caring to all. She once shared with me that one of her most treasured comments from her student evaluations was from a student who said, You will never fall asleep in her class. For me, this comment is testimony to her passion for education, creativity, and innovation. After 32 years as an educator, I cannot identify another colleague more deserving of this award for her leadership as a nurse educator."

In the scholarly realm, Dr. Yoder-Wise has amassed an impressive record, first as associate editor and subsequently, editor-in-chief of the prestigious Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing: Continuing Competence for the Future, where she continues to write monthly editorials. She recently became editor-in-chief of Nursing Forum, and her bestseller, Leading and Managing in Nursing, which revolutionized the way nursing leadership/management is taught, with case studies, interactive and other hands-on activities, is now in its fifth edition, with a sixth underway. Her additional textbooks, widely used in nursing education, are Rapid Reference, Beyond Leading and Managing, and the recently released, Fast Facts for the Classroom Nursing Instructor. Additionally, she has published more than 65 scholarly journal articles and eight book chapters, sits on the editorial boards and as a peer reviewer of several respected nursing journals, and has lectured widely, notably abroad, as a consultant to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates.

Within the academic and continuing education sectors, her scope of influence has ranged from faculty to dean within three schools of nursing. As dean at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Dr. Yoder-Wise often coupled professional travel with an ongoing agenda to recruit faculty from different ethnicities and who had experience teaching in urban settings where diversity policies had been successfully implemented. Since her retirement in 2000, Dr. Yoder-Wise has continued teaching at Texas Tech University and joined the faculties at the University of Texas in San Antonio and at Texas Womens University in Houston. She also works as a writing coach at the University of Texas at Arlington and at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital in New York.

She remains active in varied national and Texas organizations devoted to nursing and nursing education where, over the years, she served in leadership posts, among them: Council on Graduation Education in Administration of Nursing (president); American Nursing Credentialing Center (past president; vice president); Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Honor Society (chapter president; chair and judge of the Mary Tolle Wright Award for Excellence in Leadership in 2011); American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) (Political Action Committee; New Graduate Taskforce); the American Nurses Association (secretary; first vice president); Strategic Advisory Committee for the Texas Team Future of Nursing Initiative (co-chair); Texas Nurses Association (past president; Nursing Education Committee); and the Texas Nurses Foundation (board member).

Dr. Yoder-Wise earned her bachelor of science in nursing in 1963 from Ohio State University in Columbus; an MSN from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI in 1968; and an EdD from Texas Tech University in Lubbock in 1984. She holds certification in gerontological nursing (1988) and in advanced nursing administration (1998).