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NLN CNEA Announces 2020 Election Results

10/28/2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Michael Keaton
mkeaton@nln.org; 202-909-2544
National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation Announces 2020 Election Results

Board of Commissioners & Nominations Committee Members Elected to Three-Year Terms
Washington, DC — The National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) is pleased to announce the outcome of its 2020 election. All those elected will begin three-year terms effective January 1, 2021.

Sandra Bowles, EdD, MNEd, BSN, RN, CNE, was re-elected to a second term on the board as a public member on the NLN CNEA Board of Commissioners. Dr. Bowles is an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Charleston, School of Pharmacy, Charleston, West Virginia.

The other newly elected board commissioners are:

• Representing Public Members: David Hanson, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC, Nursing Practice, Self-employed Education and Research Consultant, Dallas, Texas
• Representing Programs in Nursing Education: Rowena Elliott, PhD, RN, CNN, AGNP-C, GS-C, CNE, LNC, FAAN, Clinical Associate Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia
• Representing Nursing Practice: Andrea Doctor, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCRC, Associate Professor, School of Nursing University of District of Columbia in Washington DC and the Administrative Supervisor at Fort Washington Medical Center in Fort Washington, MD • Representing Nursing Practice: Megan Isley, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, NPD-BC, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Riley Children’s Health in Indianapolis

Newly elected members of the Nominations Committee are:

• Consuela Blaizes, DNP, RN, Practical Nursing Program Director, Central Carolina Community College in Lillington, North Carolina, representing practical nursing programs
• Sara Jane Jones, DNP, RN, CNE, Professor, School of Nursing, Madisonville Community College in Madisonville, Kentucky, representing associate degree nursing programs
• Deanna Howe, PhD, RN, CNE, Professor, School of Nursing Albany State University, Albany, Georgia, representing baccalaureate degree nursing programs

“My thanks to all eligible voters who have returned this slate of extraordinary nurse educators and practitioners committed to providing values-driven accreditation services to all types of nursing education programs across the academic spectrum,” said NLN CNEA Executive Director, Judith A. Halstead, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN. “I look forward to working with the newly elected board commissioners and nomination committee members to carry out NLN CNEA’s mission to ensure the highest standards of excellence in nursing education.”

NLN CNEA Board of Commissioners Chair Joan Darden, PhD, RN, ANEF, a professor emerita of the Darton State College School of Nursing in Albany, Georgia said, “We appreciate the willingness of these newly elected individuals to share their time and expertise with the NLN CNEA. These volunteers have demonstrated their dedication to the core values of the NLN CNEA.”

The 15-member board provides leadership and direction to the accreditation services and is responsible for all accreditation decisions on nursing programs that seek accreditation from the NLN CNEA. The Nominations Committee is one of six standing committees that facilitate the work of the Commission and is responsible for preparing.

Complete information about the NLN CNEA, including how to begin the accreditation process, can be found at CNEA.NLN.org.

Board of Commissioners representing nursing education:
RowenaElliott
Rowena Elliott, PhD, RN, CNN, AGNP-C, GS-C, CNE, LNC, FAAN
Emory University/Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Atlanta, GA

Board of Commissioners representing nursing practice:
AndreaDoctor
Andrea Doctor, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCRC
University of District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.
MeganIsley
Megan Isley, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, NPD-BC Riley Children’s Health
Indianapolis, IN

Board of Commissioners representing public members:
SandraBowles
Sandra Bowles, EdD, MNEd, BSN, RN, CNE
University of Charleston - Retired
Charleston, WV
DavidHanson
David Hanson, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC
Parkland Hospital & Hospital System
Dallas, TX

Nominations Committee representing practical nursing programs:
ConsuelaBlaizes
Consuela Blaizes, DNP, RN
Central Carolina Community College
Lillington, NC

Nominations Committee representing associate degree nursing programs:
SaraJones
Sara Jane Jones, DNP, RN, CNE
Madisonville Community College
Madisonville, KY

Nominations Committee representing baccalaureate nursing programs:
DeannaHowe
Deanna Howe, PhD, RN, CNE
Albany State University
Albany, GA

About the National League for Nursing
 
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