NLN Academy of Nursing Education Selects Fourth Class of Fellows

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The National League for Nursing will induct 19 new fellows representing 17 schools of nursing throughout the United States into the Academy of Nursing Education, the League announced today. Induction will take place during the NLN's Annual Education Summit, set for September 29 - October 2 in Las Vegas. This distinguished group will join the 86 fellows, who, since the academy's establishment in 2007, have proudly borne the ANEF credential.

The National League for Nursing will induct 19 new fellows representing 17 schools of nursing throughout the United States into the Academy of Nursing Education, the League announced today. Induction will take place during the NLN's Annual Education Summit, set for September 29 - October 2 in Las Vegas. This distinguished group will join the 86 fellows, who, since the academy's establishment in 2007, have proudly borne the ANEF credential.

Selection is competitive. This year's Fellows Review Panel considered many applications before making its recommendation 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; academic leadership; promotion of public policy that advances nursing education; and/or collaborative educational, practice or community partnerships.

Fellows are chosen for their sustained and significant contributions to the field of nursing education, noted NLN president Cathleen M. Shultz, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN. "We are proud of the visionary leadership these fellows represent. They serve as important role models to anyone aspiring to make a difference in nursing education, and ultimately to the delivery of health care in the United States," she asserted.

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. Fellows support the mission of the NLN to promote excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce. They assist in the work required to prepare graduates from all types of nursing programs and serve as resources for new educators and those in clinical practice who hope to someday enter the ranks of nursing faculty.

Said NLN CEO Beverly L. Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, "The National League for Nursing relies on these accomplished individuals as allies in our efforts to increase the numbers of excellent nurse educators needed to tackle the shortage of nurses plaguing America's health care institutions. Nurse faculty and colleagues from other fields who contribute to excellence in nursing education and to the preparation of a diverse nursing workforce that meets the needs of the complex 21st-century health care environment deserve this public recognition."

For more information about the Academy of Nursing Education, please visit http://www.nln.org/excellence/academy.

Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact NLN chief communications officer, Karen R. Klestzick, at 212-812-0376.

Fellows of the NLN Academy of Nursing Education to be inducted at the 2010 NLN Education Summit at a ceremony on October 2 are:

Beverly Bryce Bowers, PhD, RN, CNS, University of Oklahoma College of Nursing
Linda Caputi, EdD, RN, CNE, retired, College of DuPage
Patricia A. Castaldi, DNP, RN, Union County College
Janice Edelstein, EdD, RN, APRN, BC, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Marilyn Frenn, PhD, RN, CNE, Marquette University
Myra "Susan" Jones, PhD, RN, CNE, Western Kentucky University
Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, Washington State University
Judy L. LeFlore, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, CPNP-AC & PC, University of Texas at Arlington
Julie McAfooes, MS, RN, BC, Chamberlain College of Nursing
Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, Indiana University School of Nursing
Carolyn W. Mosley, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Patricia Ravert, PhD, RN, CNE, Brigham Young University
Mary Anne Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN, Consultant
Mary Lou Rusin, EdD, RN, Daemen College
Karen J. Saewert, PhD, RN, CPHQ, CNE, Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Lois Salmeron, EdD, RN, CNE, Kramer School of Nursing at Oklahoma City University
Susan B. Stillwell, DNP, RN, CNE, Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Cesarina Thompson, PhD, RN, Southern Connecticut State University
Sally A. Weiss, EdD, RN, CNE, Nova Southeastern University

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