Benedictine University Master of Science in Nursing Program Director Bestowed A Wiley Faculty Fellowship

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Alison Ridge, D.N.P., Program Director for Benedictine University’s Online Master of Science in Nursing, was recently chosen for the Wiley Faculty Fellows program. Fellows are a select group of distinguished faculty from the network of Wiley partner schools who help catalyze innovation in teaching and learning on their respective campuses.

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As a Wiley Faculty Fellow, I know Dr. Ridge will contribute to the continuous improvement of online learning on a much broader scale.

The Wiley Faculty Fellows program recently welcomed Alison Ridge, DNP, RN, CNE, and director of Benedictine University’s Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, to its distinguished group of educators.

Fellows such as Ridge are selected from the network of Wiley partner schools. They share a distinguished record of accomplishment in their profession as well as enthusiasm for new pedagogical and technological approaches to their instruction. The Wiley Faculty Fellows program both honors these educators and advances their innovative work via collaboration with one another as well as with Wiley.

“Dr. Ridge was nominated for the Wiley Faculty Fellows program because of her enthusiastic commitment to Benedictine University’s online MSN program. Alison’s dedication to her students and the quality of the curriculum is evident in her approach to teaching and the desire to evolve and enhancement the program.” said Elizabeth Rogers, Partnership Director, Wiley Global Education. “As a Wiley Faculty Fellow, I know she will contribute to the continuous improvement of online learning on a much broader scale.”

Prior to joining Benedictine University, Ridge was an Assistant Professor at Rush College of Nursing, a clinical nurse manager of a geropsychiatry unit, and project director on two National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research grants. Her clinical practice has focused on the care of acute and chronically ill adults with mental health issues and her work with the Chicago Parent Program promotes young children’s social emotional development in economically and culturally diverse communities.

Ridge’s two-year fellowship will involve implementation of an initiative to benefit online learning and teaching at Benedictine University, as well as attending several annual teaching conferences and participating in ongoing virtual meetings and discussions. Her collective experience with the Wiley Faculty Fellows Initiative will help to enhance Benedictine’s online MSN program and the higher education community as a whole.

About Benedictine University’s Online Master of Science in Nursing
Benedictine’s Online MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and aligned with The Essentials of Masters Education in Nursing graduate education standards. Students can choose from two concentrations that prepare them for careers in teaching (Nurse Educator) or health care administration (Nurse Executive Leader). More information about Benedictine University’s online Master of Science in Nursing is available at http://www.online.ben.edu.

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