8 Books as Holiday Gift Ideas for Nurses and Nursing Students

8 Books as Holiday Gift Ideas for Nurses and Nursing Students

Educational books can make excellent holiday gifts for nurses and nursing students. However, with so many titles to choose from, it can take time to determine where to start. Fortunately, Daily Nurse has compiled a list of eight great books written by nurses and healthcare professionals, making it easier to find the perfect gift.

1. Nurse Making Policy: From Beside to Boardroom

This book is perfect for: Nurse leaders interested in advancing health policy.

2. Fast Facts about LGBTQ+ Care for Nurses: How to Deliver Culturally Competent and Inclusive Care

This book is perfect for: Nurses focused on the unique health needs and inequities affecting LGBTQ+ patients.

3. Fast Facts about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Nursing: Building Competencies for an Antiracism Practice

This book is perfect for: Nurses, nursing students, and nurse educators who want to understand race and racism at structural, institutional, and individual levels.

4. Medical Imaging for the Health Care Provider: Practical Radiograph Interpretation

This book is perfect for: Nurses and other healthcare providers that work with medical imaging testing modalities: radiographs, CTs, nuclear imaging, and ultrasound scans and images.

5. CMSA’s Integrated Case Management: A Manual for Case Managers by Case Managers

This book is perfect for: Case management nurses or nurses interested in this nursing specialty.

6. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practice Guidelines

This book is perfect for: NPs, PAs, and other advanced practice providers practicing adult-gerontology acute care.

7. Penner’s Economics and Financial Management for Nurses and Nurse Leaders

This book is perfect for: Nurses and nurse leaders who want to learn fundamental economic and financial management skills to be successful in daily practice and career advancement.

8. Hale’s Medications & Mothers’ Milk 2023: A Manual of Lactational Pharmacology

This book is perfect for: Lactation support professionals.


How to Fix the Nursing Shortage and Address Burnout: Veteran Nurse Leader Has the Answers

How to Fix the Nursing Shortage and Address Burnout: Veteran Nurse Leader Has the Answers

Dr. Anne Dabrow Woods has incredible insight into nursing as a practicing critical care nurse practitioner and nursing educator with over 39 years of experience and counting.

Amidst a sea of temporary band-aid solutions for nursing, like gig apps and travel nurses, Woods, DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN, the Chief Nurse of Health Learning, Research and Practice, Wolters Kluwer spoke with Daily Nurse to discuss her practical, long-term solutions to address the nursing shortage and burnout. What follows is our interview, edited for length and clarity.

How long have you been in nursing, and what are some of your roles during that time?

I’ve been a nurse for 39 years and a nurse practitioner for 25 years. I’ve worked as a staff nurse, nurse educator, manager, and director of different critical care in hospitals, and then I went on and became a nurse practitioner. As a chief nursing officer, developing the right resources for nurses and other clinicians in education, practice, or research is imperative, so I’m out there doing it. As a critical care NP, I work weekends for Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital and teach undergraduate nursing. About ten years ago, I flipped over to working in graduate education at the master’s and doctoral levels for both Drexel University and Newman University as adjunct faculty. So, I wear different hats. I know what nurses need in practice. I’m a nurse practitioner, but I always work alongside nurses. I work in critical care, so I have my doctorate in nursing, a master’s degree, and a post-master’s certificate. And I’m a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, so it’s just doing what I love.

You can talk about it because you’re living it.

What gives me street cred for people when they talk to me is that I know what’s happening out there and living it through what I do with nursing education, but also what’s going on in practice today. There are a lot of things in practice we have to change. There are going to be few nurses left at the bedside to care for patients. We’re on the precipice right now. We can change things for the better if we play our cards right.

There are several temporary solutions to address staffing shortages and burnout, like gig apps and traveling nursing. What insight can you share about practical, long-term solutions to the nursing crisis?

In travel nursing, you have an app to sign up for any shift you want, but they’re all band-aids. The more significant problem is we have a nursing shortage, and we knew it before we went into the pandemic. Then, post-pandemic, we’re seeing the effects that many more people either retired or decided to leave the bedside and go into other roles. Or some people left the profession together. So, what we anticipated with the nursing shortage coming in 2030 has hit us sooner than that. These quick, short solutions that people talk about, you hit the easy button, and they think it’s going to fix things, and it’s not. 

The bottom line is we have to increase our pipeline, which is an issue right now. And we need to ensure that the nurses graduating are practice-ready because they are not. We need to understand most nurses in acute care and long-term care settings now are novice nurses or nurses who have only been in the profession for a few years. So, the fact that we have less experienced nurses at the bedside is problematic. The other big thing we’re seeing is that nurses in the age group from 25 to 35, which should be who we are relying on over the next 10 to 20 years, are starting to leave the profession because they are very burned out. They’re unhappy and need to see healthcare organizations addressing the pitfalls that we’re seeing with staffing. So they’re deciding to leave. We need to do some things, not only in academia, to make sure our nurses are practice-ready, but we also need to make sure in practice that these new graduate nurses coming in are supported and trained so they can become competent. We need to make sure that we support them through more extended orientation programs or nurse residency programs. Then, we always have people available to the newer nurses as their support system or resource. And a lot of healthcare systems still need to invest in that.

The good news is they are starting to understand the importance of a resource nurse position to help these newer nurses when they have questions. But we need to fix this right now. And this means different care models, too. So before the pandemic, we had this primary nurse model, which we’ve been practicing for 25 years, where one RN took care of four, five, maybe six patients. Then the pandemic hit, and you have many more patients and nurses. So we switched to this team model where you had a more experienced nurse who oversaw the care that less experienced nurses delivered. So we now know, post-pandemic, that we can’t stay in the primary nurse model anymore. We have to use the team model as an alternative care model because there are not enough experienced RNs.

Can you discuss how a team-based nursing model can help offset today’s nursing shortage?

We’re redefining the work of nursing. Before, in the primary nurse model, the nurse did much of the patient’s care. In a team model, the nurses oversee the care by unlicensed assistive personnel. So people like certified nursing assistants or patient care techs will do many hands-on activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, and other things. So that’s what the team model does. It allows you to have one very experienced RN overseeing several less experienced nurses and the work of your unlicensed assistive personnel. It means you can care for more patients, yet you still have one experienced nurse overseeing everything. They won’t be in there doing the baths as much and that type of thing. They’re going to delegate that to other people. But we have to do that to care for our patients appropriately. And it doesn’t mean that the care of patients will suffer. If you put the model in place correctly, it means that the work of nursing will be more defined as someone overseeing, directing, and delegating the care. Of course, the RNs only have things they can do in their scope of practice. And they will continue to do that. But it means that the team leader will do a lot more delegation. So we’ll still have quality care, but all RNs won’t do it. Other people will do it.

What problems must be overcome with the team model of nursing?

I’ve been a nurse for 39 years and was taught the team model of care. But if you graduated in the 80s into the mid-90s, you learned the team model of care because that’s what we did. And then we shifted over to primary. So anybody who’s graduated in the last 20 years needs to learn the team model of care. The graduate nurses need to understand what it is, too. So, when the pandemic came, we had to switch from the primary nurse model to the team nurse model. We had to re-educate people quickly on working within a team model of care and how to facilitate delegation.

But most importantly, we had to facilitate the correct communication so patient care doesn’t suffer. We can drive quality patient outcomes. So that’s part of it. We have to educate people. And academia has got to start educating people as well. And they are now aware of that. Many programs are starting to include alternative models of care.

During our recent nursing strikes, you’ve discussed the importance of revealing systemic issues healthcare must address. Can you talk about how nurse-specific billing data makes nurses literally and figuratively invisible in terms of political and financial decision-making capacity within the U.S. healthcare sector and what we can do to overcome these issues?

Physicians and nurse practitioners, like myself, can bill for our services. So, whatever we do, we document it and get reimbursed. I work in acute care, so I never see a reimbursement because the hospital sees the reimbursement. So, nurses are looped in with the room and board charge for the patient. So, there is nothing that financially defines the value of nursing because they don’t bill for their services. Now, we can look at outcomes data. And we do know that if you have fewer nurses, your patient outcomes will suffer. There’s an increased mortality rate and all of that. The best way for us to show the nurses’ value and give them a voice is to quantify their value and what nurses bring to the healthcare system. If we can get to the point where nurses are reimbursed for what they do with patients, we’ll see the value of nursing. We look at patient outcomes, and that type of thing, but the fact that nurses are looped in the room board charge is ridiculous to me. The chief financial officer will clearly understand nursing’s value once we’re moved over to the other side of the ledger. So that’s where we need to get to now. Nursing informaticists and healthcare organizations are analyzing the data to see what we can pull out of the EHRs to demonstrate the value of nurses and what they bring to the healthcare setting and show if you don’t stop at a certain level, based on the nurse competency and patient acuity, you’ve worsened patient outcomes. And it’s going to cost the healthcare organization X amount of dollars. But we need to go further than this. And that’s why we need to see if we can get nurses to bill for their services.

The nursing workforce is 50 percent of a healthcare institution’s expenditure, and when trying to balance the books, they will look at their biggest costs. Nursing is taking up the most significant amount. So they start to chip away at it, which gets us into trouble. We will only stop that once we can demonstrate and show the evidence that what we do as nurses does make a difference. And we can tell you how much of a difference that is financially if nurses were able to bill. That’s where we eventually get to, and I don’t know if I’ll see it in my lifetime, but that would solve many of the issues.

Change across healthcare in the last few years requires a new path forward for nurse staffing and care models. How should nursing be optimizing recruitment, retention, and care models post-pandemic?

People always look at how much we pay a department and then ask what they produce. What is their output? You’re not aligned. You’re just constantly roped in with room and board. Healthcare is a business, and every business has to show a return on investment. If you invest in a group or a product, you need to see what the organization gains from it. If nurses bill for their services or are recognized for everything they bring, you can see that it’s worth investing in nursing to get a higher return. You’ll get better patient outcomes. You’ll get better reimbursement from Medicare, the big blues, and everybody else in insurance. But we have to invest in our nurses. That’s the secret here.

Everybody is focusing on recruitment. We have to recruit more but then recruit these new nurses who need to be more competent, and many need to be practice-ready. But you got to train them. You can’t just leave them floundering after you finish training. So that’s where the nurse residency comes in. The latest stats show the turnover rate is 22.5 percent. And for new nurses, it’s 33 percent. New graduate nurses leave within one year because they do not feel valued. So healthcare organizations that invest in training invest in large residency programs, which means they’ll be in orientation for six months to a year, and their turnover rate is much lower. But it’s not just about recruitment. We must retain our talent within our healthcare organizations and make every nurse feel valued.

We need to pay nurses what they’re worth. When you look at all the reasons people leave and what they want, and even the striking nurses, which I’ve talked a lot about, and ask them why they leave, of course, they mention salary. But the real reason is staffing because there are not enough competent nurses at the bedside. And we still insist on staffing by numbers and ratios. And we can’t do that anymore. We have to look at what is the competency of the nurse. And if they have the skills to care for the patients in that specific unit. So it’s the competency of the nurse, but also the patient acuity. So, ten years ago, if you had a 20-bed unit, you could get away with having four RNs. It will take a lot of work with patient acuity and nurses being less experienced today. You’re going to need better quality care. You have to look at all that, and you’ll have to step higher. So we look at competency-based staffing, which looks at the nurse’s competency, the patient acuity, the numbers, and what people consider safe. But you can’t just look at numbers alone. And that’s where we need to get to. Healthcare organizations must start investing in the nurses there to help them with training and help them move up in an organization or laterally to different roles. People would stay, but they don’t feel like they’re being invested in and burned out because more nurses are needed to work beside them. They’re going to leave, and that’s just the reality of the situation.

Should we encourage nurse leaders to talk more with nurses to learn about their concerns?

Nurse leaders have to get out of their offices. They must be up on the units, talk to the people at the bedside, and talk to their managers. We’ve talked a lot about the staff. We also have to think about that middle management layer, the nurse managers. Those people are leaving as well. We need to ensure that they are adequately trained to assume the competencies of the nurse manager role. The organization’s CEO, CFO, and directors must be up on the units visible. I talked to the people working to see the real issues and asked them what would help them. The big thing is that we have to change culture right now. And the best way to change culture is to get out there if you’re a leader and see what’s happening within your organization. So it’s about improving that communication, getting out of the office, walking the walk, and talking the talk. Or talking the talk, walking the walk, you have to be able to do both.

I work for Penn Medicine, Chester County Hospital, and we see our leaders on the floors. And I work weekends, and they come in on the weekends. And that is great. I won’t say we don’t have issues because we do like everybody else. They struggle sometimes with staffing, but the fact that our leaders are present, they see what’s going on, they hear when people say, “Look, we can’t do this anymore.” They listen. And that’s what all organizations need to do. If leadership is listening and provides the staff with the right resources, like information tools, that type of thing they can use in their practice. But changing the correct number of competent nurses is vital because they’re investing in the workforce.

Will new staffing models, partnerships with academic institutions, and being more mindful of techniques help retain workers and solve the staffing crisis?

That’s good and going to help. One thing to remember is they can’t do it by themselves. Academia can’t do it alone, and we have to work together. We cannot be in our silos anymore. We need help. When you look at enrollments in nursing programs around the country from undergrad, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, all enrollments are down over the last year. So people look at our profession and say, “Wow, I don’t want to be a nurse.” Because they’re talking to nurses who say, “I’m exhausted.” We’re going to change that, but we need to start. First, we should be working with high school students when they decide what they want to do with their life. So nursing is challenging and can be hard, but it’s also so rewarding. And if we work together, then we can make change happen. It’s about ensuring we fill the pipeline and educating people correctly. The NCLEX test just changed in April to focus on clinical judgment, which is what every nurse needs to be able to use in their everyday practice. I’m excited they decided to do this because it will make these graduate nurses more practice-ready. If they graduate, pass the NCLEX exam, and get into practice, we need to support them because they’re just starting to understand clinical judgment. We need to foster and facilitate that education, even when they’re in practice, by giving them the training and skills they need. So when they get to be three years out, five years out, they’re truly competent nurses who could then help with the next group of new nurses coming in.

We have to work together, get out of these silos, talk to each other. We have to pay faculty more. The age range is higher than a staff nurse’s, so many are retiring. We need to get people in nursing 10-20 years to think of becoming faculty. They want to stay in their staff position because they get paid much less, so we must address faculty salaries. We need to ensure they have adequate resources in schools, like more simulations, and invest in adjunct faculty. So, somebody like me, I don’t work full time as faculty because they can’t pay me enough. I know how to teach because I was trained how to teach. We need to train nurses who are hungry and excited to want to help and teach them how to facilitate learning. And we need to do more of that.

I’m just doing what I love. I’m a nurse, and I love this profession. When you’re in it for a while, it’s our responsibility to give back to the profession. So, I do all these things because it’s my professional responsibility to do that. But the truth is, I love everything I do.

We’re at the best time in our profession because people are listening to us. And we have the ability, if we speak with one voice, to get the things we need to improve with great opportunities ahead for all of us.

Nurse’s Side Gig: Teaching Nursing Students Dosage Calculations

Nurse’s Side Gig: Teaching Nursing Students Dosage Calculations

Have you ever seen a problem in the nursing field at work or in nursing school and thought, “I know just what to do to fix that?”

Latoya Smith did. She’s an RN who works with critically ill patients in a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH). She teaches nursing students at the Tulsa, Oklahoma, Health and Safety Education Training Center. (She was recognized as “Nurse of the Day” in both houses of the Oklahoma Congress in 2020.)

What follows is our interview, edited for length and clarity.

How did you develop the idea for teaching nursing students about dosage calculation? 

I kept seeing nursing students fail out of nursing school because of dosage calculations! I kept thinking they just needed it to be simple and fun—and then they would do great.

And that’s when I had my Steve Urkel moment and said, “I can do that!”

Why did you decide to start your side gig with this? When did you start it, and how did you go about it? When did you write the book, and why? Do students buy the book to go along with what you teach? 

I spent a year writing the book and ensuring all graphics were right. The goal was to make it fun, simple, and bright. It’s a dosage calculation that clicks and sticks! ™And it speaks to nursing students in a way that traditional texts do not.

The book was released in the fall of 2020 during the pandemic when nursing students were forced online, and it was a real struggle for them and nursing instructors, too.

No nursing student should fail dosage calculation.

My curriculum has been adopted by the Health and Safety Education Training Center in Tulsa, OK. I also consult other nursing instructors on the best techniques to teach dosage calculation.

When did you decide to create an app? What’s it called? How did you go about doing it? Is it solely for nursing students? If not, who else would benefit from using it? What does it do?

I created the app because nursing students were asking for it!

Nursing students need an app that is in touch with their needs, speaks to them in their language, and can take it anywhere they go. And the Dose Calc App does all of the above.

I took all of my knowledge and put it into this app. I also have an incredible partner named Carmen, who is building (coding) the app alongside me. What’s fantastic is that Carmen used to be a medication aide. So, both of us together make an excellent team.

The app is for nursing students, nurses, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students. It’s for anyone who needs to be proficient in drug calculations.

Did you have previous entrepreneurial experience? Or did you learn on the go? Did it take a lot of time or money to establish your business? 

I have been learning on the go! What’s pretty awesome is that I use all my nursing skills as an entrepreneur. I did have a business where I created super cute merchandise for nurses, and then I pivoted during Covid and focused solely on helping nursing students.

Do you plan to add anything else to this side gig—in products, speaking/teaching more about dosage calculations, etc.? 

Yes! I will be headed to student nursing conferences this fall, so say hi if you see me out there.

I’m writing a pharmacology mnemonic book that will mesh well with The Trap Guide to Nursing Dosage Calculation. And if I am available, I’ll also speak at nursing schools and student nurses’ associations.

What did you enjoy most about your side gig? 

The thing I enjoy most is seeing nursing students make that connection! When they finally get it, it’s incredible. I love it so much.

It is a game-changing experience where they realize they can do anything. The confidence and motivation that they receive make my heart so happy!

What are some of the challenges?

I think one of the challenges is getting to nursing students before they’re at the point of failure. I want to help them way before failing on the table.

We need more nurses, and dosage calculation won’t be why they fail if I have anything to do with it!

Another challenge is that I still work full-time for three 12-hour weekly shifts. It can be challenging, but this is my purpose and passion, so I power through.

What are the most significant rewards of having your side gig? 

My biggest reward is doing something I love and am good at.

I have been tutoring and teaching students since college. It is a gift, and I am so thankful for it. I am energized and fulfilled by what I do. This is so cliche, but it doesn’t feel like work when you love what you do!

What would you say to someone considering starting their side gig?

I recommend: DO IT! And I mean right now. Take whatever you have and get to work.

Too often, we wait for the right time, situation, or amount of funds. This is it for any nurse on the fence or waiting for a sign to start their side gig. Start your side gig today!

Anything else to share?

Readers need to know that nurses must be expert and confident calculators.

We are the line of defense between the patient and medication administration error. Dosage calculation is an integral part of what we do, and there is no shame if you need a little help learning dosage calculation after graduating. 

Nursing is the future! Look out for nurses changing the game in all arenas all over the world!

Shawna Mudd Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Shawna Mudd Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Esteemed Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) faculty member Shawna Mudd, DNP, CPNP-AC, PPCNP-BC, CNE, has been named associate dean for academic affairs. She will oversee curriculum quality and development, instructional design, clinical placements, and more.

“Dr. Mudd’s leadership and longevity at the school will be critical in this new role. She will help us boldly innovate our programs and provide unparalleled learning experiences for our students,” says JHSON Dean Sarah Szanton, PhD, RN, FAAN.

As a faculty member since 2011, Mudd has most recently served as the Interim Associate Dean for Educational Quality and Innovation. During this time, she actively contributed to developing and coordinating the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) dual pediatric primary/acute care NP track. She also served as the DNP Curriculum Subcommittee Chair and Chair of the Faculty Assembly.

Mudd’s career has been dedicated to children’s health in acute and primary care settings. She has built unique expertise in the intensive care unit. She has served as a pediatric nurse practitioner in the pediatric emergency department, a child abuse consultant, and a provider of specialized primary care to children of mothers with substance use disorders. Her most recent work focuses on developing innovative teaching methods and models of education and exploring business aspects of healthcare management.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,” says Mudd. “This will be an exciting challenge, and I am eager to collaborate with our faculty, staff, and students to create positive change and keep the school on a path of excellence.”

Dr. Dorothy Miller Watches Daughter Graduate from Nursing Program She Created

Dr. Dorothy Miller Watches Daughter Graduate from Nursing Program She Created

As a once impoverished teen mom in rural North Carolina, Dr. Dorothy Miller watched with great pride as her eldest daughter graduated 13 years to the day she received her nursing degree from a nursing program she created at St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, North Carolina.

Dr. Miller, the St. Andrews University Department Chair of Health Services, credits her mom, Ruby Bandy, for prioritizing education. At 15 years old, Dr. Miller, then a student, gave birth to her first daughter on a Friday, and her mom insisted that the North Carolina high school freshman was back at school on Monday. 

“My mother had to stop going to school when she was in the third grade because she had to go work on the farms,” says Dr. Miller, 56. “She knew that education would be the vehicle that would take me to a better future.”

Dr. Miller says she wanted to become a nurse growing up, but her high school counselor told her she would never become a nurse because of her poor grades in math and science.

“As my high school counselor mentioned, the odds were definitely against me,” Dr. Miller says. “Fortunately, I was born with tenacity and the unmitigated audacity to refuse to give up.”

And she knew education was a ticket out of poverty for her and her baby.

Daily Nurse is proud to recognize Dr. Dorothy Miller as our Nurse of the Week, honoring her tenacity and perseverance to defy the odds and dedication to education to become a nurse educator.

Dr. Miller went on to get her associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s, PhD, and another master’s. She also served in the U.S. Army from 1995 to 2001.

Now Dr. Miller, who is currently running for a seat on the North Carolina Board of Nursing, went on to work as a nurse for seven years before switching to an academic career in healthcare.

Dr. Miller launched the first nursing school at St. Andrews in 2021. Not only was her daughter Bandy in the first graduating class, but her name was also the first one called during the May ceremony.

It’s rewarding for Dr. Miller to see her child follow in her footsteps after being the driving force behind her successful career.

“I think if I hadn’t been given the opportunity to have that child, I wouldn’t have accomplished what I did,” Dr. Miller says. “By having her, it pushed me to something outside of me that I could have a better future for her.”

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National League for Nursing to Induct 2023 Class of Fellows into the Academy of Nursing Education

National League for Nursing to Induct 2023 Class of Fellows into the Academy of Nursing Education

Twenty-three distinguished nurse educators, including a former National League for Nursing president, have been selected for induction as the 17th class of fellows in the prestigious Academy of Nursing Education. Dr. Elaine Tagliareni, who joined the Academy with this class, served as League president from 2007 to 2009. The Academy was launched in March 2007 while Dr. Tagliareni served as president-elect.

With the addition of the 17th class, academy membership totals 379 leading nurse educators who teach in various programs across the spectrum of higher education. They are affiliated with top-ranked teaching hospitals, academic institutions, and other organizations committed to advancing healthcare quality in the U.S. and globally.

Following tradition, the induction ceremony takes place at the Honors Convocation before the closing Gala at this year’s NLN Education Summit on Saturday, September 30.

In a competitive application process, the Academy of Nursing Education Review Panel has a great deal to consider before recommending fellowship candidates to the NLN Board of Governors, the oversight body for the Academy. Evaluations consider applicants’ contributions to innovative teaching and learning strategies; nursing education research; faculty development activities; academic leadership; promotion of public policy initiatives that advance nursing education; and collaborative educational, practice, or community partnerships.

NLN Chair Kathleen Poindexter, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, assistant dean of undergraduate programs at Michigan State University in Lansing, congratulated the 2023 fellows on behalf of the Board, saying, “This cohort of Academy of Nursing Education fellows, like the classes before them, reflect the extraordinary leadership, fortitude, creativity, and compassion required to tackle the enormous challenges facing today’s health care and higher educational environments. They have demonstrated important success in preparing and motivating students to increase access and inclusion in delivering outstanding, culturally humble health care.”

NLN President and CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN says, “With threats to global health ever-present, not least the existential effects of climate change, and social determinants of health creating greater obstacles to health care equity, we applaud these leading nurse educator-scholars for their role in supporting and facilitating excellence in nursing education and serving as role models to their students and peers alike.”

2023 Academy of Nursing Education Fellows

  • Lora Claywell, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
  • Jennifer Coleman, PhD, RN, CNE, COI
  • Kelley Connor, PhD, RN, CHSE
  • Audria Denker, DNP, RN, FAADN
  • Michael Joseph Dino, PhD, MAN, RN, LPT, FAAN, FFNMRCSI
  • Selena Gilles, DNP ANP-BC, CNEcl, FNYAM
  • Susan Hendricks, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE
  • Desiree Hensel, PhD, RN, PCSN-BC, CNE, CHSE
  • Mary Ann Jessee, PhD, RN
  • Brandon “Kyle” Johnson, PhD, RN, CHSE
  • Megan Lippe, PhD, RN
  • Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNL
  • Steven Palazzo, PhD, MN, RN, CNE
  • Elizabeth Richards, PhD, RN, CHES
  • Leland Rockstraw, PhD, RN, FNAP
  • Jennifer Ross, PhD, RN, CNE
  • Zepure Samawi, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN
  • Elizabeth Seldomridge, PhD, RN, CNE
  • Linda Silvestri, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Beth Ann Swan, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • M. Elaine Tagliareni, EdD, RN, CNE, FAAN
  • Beth Vottero, PhD, RN, CNE
  • Penni Watts, PhD, RN, CHSE-A, FSSH, FAAN

Application for admission to the Academy in 2024 opens this November. Eligibility criteria and other details may be found online at NLN.org. For more information about the 2023 NLN Education Summit, including online registration, visit Summit.NLN.org.