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NLN Announces 2013 Academy of Nursing Education Fellows

NLN Announces 2013 Academy of Nursing Education Fellows

Induction Set for September 20 at NLN Education Summit in Washington, DC


New York, NY — June 6, 2013 — Twenty-eight distinguished nurse educators have been selected as the seventh class of fellows for induction into the prestigious Academy of Nursing Education, the National League for Nursing announced today. In addition, two nurse educators were named honorary fellows, a category created in 2011 by the NLN Board of Governors to recognize retired nurse educators or those in affiliated professions or public service who have made significant contributions to nursing education. The 30 bring total academy membership to 184 leaders in nursing education from nursing programs across the higher education spectrum and from other organizations committed to advancing the quality of American health care. Following tradition, the induction ceremony will take place at the NLN Banquet on Friday evening, September 20 during the 2013 Education Summit in Washington, DC.

In a competitive application process, the Academy of Nursing Education Review Panel has a great deal to consider before recommending fellowship candidates 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 activities; academic leadership; promotion of public policy that advances nursing education; and/or collaborative educational, practice, or community partnerships.

"Each year, more of todays nurse educators aspire to fellowship in the academy," said Judith A. Halstead, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, the president of the NLN. "Through their accomplishments, which we publicly recognize by conferring the coveted ANEF credential, fellows truly embody the Leagues goal to promote excellence in nursing education to advance the nations health. And with the inception of the category of honorary fellowship, the League has added a new dimension to the diversity of the Academy of Nursing Education."

"I am inspired by the vision, talent, wisdom, and experience of the 2013 fellows, whom I know will bear the ANEF credential with pride," remarked NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN. "Each year, I anticipate with excitement the ceremony when the NLN formally welcomes these deserving inductees into the ranks of the academy. I look forward to working with them in the years ahead to prepare the next generation of nurses to advance the nations health."

The NLN established the Academy of Nursing Education in 2007 to foster excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding nurse educators. Fellows support the mission and core values of the NLN, assist in the work required to prepare graduates from all types of nursing programs, and serve as mentors and resources for new educators and those in clinical practice who hope to someday enter the ranks of nurse faculty.

The class of 2013 fellows of the NLN Academy of Nursing Education is listed below. For more information about the NLN Academy of Nursing Education, please visit, or email

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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 professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 37,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations and agencies.

2013 Fellows of the NLN Academy of Nursing Education

Patricia Benner, PhD, RN, FAAN