Washington, DC, August 8, 2016 - Seventeen distinguished nurse educators have been selected for the 10th class of fellows to be inducted into the prestigious NLN Academy of Nursing Education, the National League for Nursing has announced. In addition, Christine Tanner, PhD, RN, has been named an honorary fellow, a category created in 2011 by the NLN Board of Governors to recognize retired nurse educators who have made significant contributions to nursing education. These 18 bring total academy membership to 234 leaders in nursing education, from nursing programs across the academic spectrum and from other organizations committed to advancing the quality of health care in the US and around the world.
NLN Academy fellows are a wonderful reflection of the enterprise, creativity, and drive that motivates excellence in nursing education to prepare graduates to deliver sustainable, accessible, culturally-sensitive care to a diverse patient population.”
Anne R. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN
The induction ceremony will take place at the NLN Honors Convocation on Friday afternoon, September 23, during the 2016 Education Summit in Orlando.
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.
President of the NLN, Anne R. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN, said: "The Board of Governors takes its responsibility in the selection process of new fellows very seriously, and on its behalf, I look forward to personally congratulating each of these outstanding individuals. They are a wonderful reflection of the enterprise, creativity, and drive that motivates excellence in nursing education to prepare graduates to deliver sustainable, accessible, culturally-sensitive care to a diverse patient population.”
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. NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN has stated, "Fellows support the mission and core values of the NLN and assist in the work required to prepare graduates from all types of nursing programs. They 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 2016 fellows of the NLN Academy of Nursing Education is listed below. For more information, visit the NLN Academy of Nursing Education.
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2016 NLN Academy of Nursing Education Fellows
Angela Amar, PhD, RN, FAAN |
Jennie De Gagne, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, CNE
Jacqueline Fawcett, PhD, RN, FAAN
Linda Hollinger-Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN
Janice Hooper, PhD, MSN, RN, FRE, CNE, FAAN
Faye Hummel, PhD, RN, CTN-A
Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Voncella McCleary-Jones, PhD, RN-BC, CNE
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Carmella Mikol, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, CPNP-PC
Sharon Oetker-Black , PhD, JD, RN
Janice Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP
Jane Rosati, EdD, MSN, RN
Valerie Sabol, PhD, AGACNP-BC, CNE, FAANP
N Linda Shanta, PhD, MSN, RN
Mary Terhaar, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Jone Tiffany, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE
Teresa Wehrwein, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
2016 Honorary Fellow
Christine Tanner, PhD, RN
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