Academy established by the National League for Nursing recognizes contributions of nurse educators for excellence in nursing education.
Galen College of Nursing is pleased to announce that Patricia A. Mahoney, MSN, RN, CNE has been inducted into the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education, with the credential of “Fellow.” She joins the academy’s 144 fellows representing nursing schools and programs throughout the United States.
The NLN established the Academy of Nursing Education in 2007 to foster excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of nurse educators who have made sustained and significant contributions to nursing education. Fellows provide visionary leadership in nursing education and in the Academy of Nursing Education and support the vision of the NLN to promote standards of excellence in nursing education that will increase the number of graduates from all types of nursing programs. Fellows serve as important role models and resources for new educators and for those who aspire to become nurse educators.
Said Dr. Beverly A. Malone, NLN CEO, “The National League for Nursing relies on these accomplished individuals as allies in our efforts to prepare the numbers of excellent nurse educators we need if we are to eliminate 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 nursing workforce that meets the needs of our ever-changing health care environment deserve this public recognition and the gratitude of all who are eager to elevate the status of the profession.”
As a newly named fellow, Ms. Mahoney has been recognized for her impact on nursing education. Ms. Mahoney helped create the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credential by serving as the initial chair of the Test Development Committee and as a member of the Academic Nurse Educator Practice Analysis Advisory Committee. In addition, Ms. Mahoney has used her test development expertise to help nurse educators throughout the country improve their ability to develop valid and reliable classroom examinations.
“This is a well-deserved recognition,” shared Galen College of Nursing’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Tracy Ortelli,
PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF. “Pat’s induction into the Academy of Nursing Education is a testament to her ongoing commitment to nursing education and her substantial contributions to the profession.”
The fellowships have been awarded by the NLN Board of Governors, the oversight body of the Academy of Nursing Education. The induction of new fellows and a meeting of fellows in the Academy of Nursing Education will be held in conjunction with the NLN’s annual Education Summit, October 18-20.
For more information about the Academy of Nursing Education, please visit www.nln.org/recognitionprograms/academy For more information about Galen College of Nursing, visit www.galencollege.edu .
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