Global Head of Nursing at Lecturio Joins NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Advisory Council

Global Head of Nursing at Lecturio Joins NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Advisory Council

Washington, DC — Rhonda Lawes, PhD(c), RN, global head of nursing for the digital nursing and medical education resource, Lecturio, has joined the Advisory Council of the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education.

Professor Lawes brings her more than 30 years of experience as a clinician, hospital administrator, nurse manager, and nurse educator to the NLN Foundation. In dedicating decades to helping underserved students gain equitable access to outstanding nursing education, she shares the values and goals of the NLN Foundation, which offers scholarship and grant opportunities and other resources to deserving nursing students across the spectrum of higher education. 

With Professor Lawes coming aboard, the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education will benefit not only from her extensive experience and wise counsel, but also from the deep back bench she brings from Lecturio, one of the nation’s most innovative digital teaching engine resource in the field of nursing education today. I am excited about the unique perspective and resources she will contribute and enthusiastically welcome her to the Advisory Council,” said NLN Foundation Chair Patrick Robinson, PhD, RN, ACRN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, president, Research College of Nursing.

Professor Lawes has held positions in critical care nursing and ICU nurse management and served as a director of clinical liaison/case management. She was an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, with published scholarship in academic resilience; the science of learning; self-efficacy; implicit theory of intelligence, and ADHD. She is also a respected author, international speaker, consultant, and expert in educational psychology. Professor Lawes earned her doctorate in educational psychology at Oklahoma State University and joined Lecturio in August 2020.

Lecturio harnesses state-of-the-art technologies to deliver comprehensive, engaging classroom instructional and assessment tools and resources that empower student learning and achievement. Its efficient, cost-effective programs, developed by a team of experts in medical and nursing education, are designed to be flexible to account for diverse learning styles. They feature advanced content and performance data to support faculty who seek to enhance their teaching skills and improve faculty-student communication through interactive live and online activities. To date, Lecturio has established partnerships with 160 academic institutions around the globe. Learn more at

Professor Lawes expands membership on the NLN Foundation Advisory Council to 24 individuals, all leading voices from across the health care spectrum. This encompasses academia, technology, publishing, human resources, marketing, and health economics and development. The foundation supports the National League for Nursing’s competitive nursing education research grants and scholarship programs, among other initiatives, that aim to promote excellence in nursing education and expand diversity and inclusion in the nursing workforce and access to opportunities within higher education for qualified applicants to nursing programs.

Established in 2016 with seven leaders in various sectors of higher education and health care, the council has been a guiding force in aligning foundation support of scholarship, research, and faculty development with current priorities in nursing education and nursing practice. At the time of its creation, NLN CEO, now President and CEO, Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, called the council one of the essential building blocks to the expansion and retention of an outstanding nursing education workforce. “One of our reasons for establishing an Advisory Council for the foundation was to build a network of leaders who marry vital and varied perspectives with a spirit of collaboration to develop effective solutions to the challenges facing our profession.” Dr. Malone sits on the council, facilitating seamless communications and understanding of mutual goals and objectives between the League and the NLN Foundation. 

Members of the NLN Foundation Advisory Council commit to a renewable four-year term. The Council schedules semi-annual meetings. For more information, visit



About the National League for Nursing

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 nearly 45,000 individual and 1,100 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations. Learn more at

December 9, 2022


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