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NLN Recognition

We have been re-designated for the third time as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, Creating Environments that Promote the Pedagogical Experitse of Faculty by the National League of Nursing (NLN). The designation is in effect until 2017.

This is a voluntary process that involves preparation of material by the school itself and peer review. Schools must be accredited by a national nursing body to be eligible to apply. The School was first designated a Center of Excellence in 2006.

This recognition is designed to distinguish schools that:

The second designation, Creating Environments that Advance the Science of Nursing Education, is in effect until 2015. We are the first school in the history of the NLN to carry two designations.

This recognition is designed to distinguish schools that are leaders in the generation and dissemination of pedagogical research and scholarship and in the use of this work across all programs.

The Centers of Excellence Programs sets high standards and serves to truly distinguish and publicly recognize excellent schools.



2013 Faculty and Staff Awards and Recognitions

Wendy Miller, PhD was awarded the CTSI KL2 award

Wendy Miller, PhD has been named to the editorial board of the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing of the American Academy of Neuroscience Nursing.

Professor Desiree Hensel was awarded the Trustees Teaching Award.

Marcia Laux, MSN received the Elizabeth Lion Award for Service at the Culbertson Retreat

Professor Deanna Reising was awarded the Special Ambassador Award.

Clinical Instructor Sonita Ball was awarded the Daisy Award for adjunct faculty.

Nursing Advisor Debbie Hrisomalos, MSN, MBA, RN was awarded the Sandra Neiman Staff Council Recognition Award.

Administrative Assistant Recorder Shirley Hughes was awarded the 10 years of service


2013 Student Awards

Emily Mendel received the Cox Scholarship

2012 Awards and Presentations

Shirley Hughes won the Unsung Hero Award at the annual faculty/staff breakfast.

Marcia Laux, MSN was recognized as the recipient of the Trustees Teaching Award at the annual faculty/staff breakfast.

Eric Kern and Kasey May were awarded the Sigma Theta Tau Society's Alpha Scholarship and will be recognized at induction.

On the weekend of April 14th, Rebecca Feather, PhD, gave a posterpresentation at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference in Dearborn, Michigan.

Wendy Miller, PhD, received a RIF grant

Wendy Miller, PhD, received a CEQL Pilots Project grant.

Marcia Laux, MSN, received the Trustees Teaching Award 2012

Marcia Laux, MSN, presented: "Nursing Internships: Transition to Practice or Practicing Nursing without a License" at the ATI National Education Summit Phoenix, AZ in April 2012 and the Chicago, IL Summit in Jan 2012.


Administrative Assistant Shirley Hughes, Nursing Advisor Deborah Hrisomalos, Professor Desiree Hensel and Clinical Instructor Sonita Ball at the Faculty and Staff Recognition Breakfast & Ceremony May 2013

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