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NLN Welcomes New Fellows Class into the Academy of Nursing Education

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NLN Welcomes New Fellows Class into the Academy of Nursing Education

Induction Ceremony Set for 2020 Virtual Education Summit, September 23-25
Washington, DC — Fifteen distinguished nurse educators have been selected for the fourteenth class of fellows to be inducted into the prestigious National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education. With previous classes, academy membership now totals 317.

These leading nurse educators teach in a range of programs across the spectrum of higher education and are affiliated with leading teaching hospitals and other organizations committed to advancing the quality of health care in the U.S. and globally. Following tradition, the induction ceremony will take place at the Honors Convocation during the 2020 NLN Education Summit, which has been retooled for a virtual format this year.

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 initiatives that advance nursing education; and/or collaborative educational, practice, or community partnerships.

"On behalf of the Board of Governors, I congratulate each of these outstanding individuals. They represent the enterprise, creativity and drive that is the foundation of excellence in nursing education, more evident than ever in today’s challenging pandemic teaching environment,” said NLN President Patricia S. Yoder-Wise, RN, EdD, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAONL, FAAN, Professor and Dean Emerita at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and president of The Wise Group. “We applaud their critical role in preparing nursing school graduates to step right onto the front lines to deliver sustainable, accessible, culturally-sensitive care to a diverse patient population and demonstrate anew why nurses are considered the most trusted professionals in health care today.”

The Academy of Nursing Education fosters excellence in nursing education by recognizing the wisdom of outstanding nurse educators. NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, said, "Fellows support the mission and core values of the National League for Nursing 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 complete class of 2020 fellows of the NLN Academy of Nursing Education is listed below. Application for admission to the NLN Academy in 2021 opens in November. Eligibility requirements and other details may be found here.

2020 NLN Academy of Nursing Education Fellows
Sabrina Beroz, DNP, RN, CHSE-A
Paul Clements, PhD, RN
Majeda El-Banna, PhD, RN, CNE
Rowena Elliott, PhD, RN, CNN, AGNP-C, GS-C, CNE, LNC, FAAN
Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, AOCN, CNE, FAAN
Rebecca Kronk, PhD, MSN, CRNP, FAAN, CNE
Maria LoGrippo, PhD, RN, MSN, NE-BC
Amy Nichols, RN, EdD, CHSE
Sarah Oerther, MSN, MEd, RN, FRSPH
Edmund Pajarillo, PhD, RN-BC, CPHQ, NEA-BC
Richard Pullen, EdD, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE-cl
Patrick Robinson, PhD, RN, ACRN, CNE, FAAN
Tonya Schneidereith, PhD, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC, CNE, CHSE-A
Jane Tiedt, PhD, RN
Zane Wolf, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN

Complete information about the 2020 NLN Education Summit, including online registration, can be found at

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