Faye Hummel, Director of the School of Nursing at University of Northern Colorado (UNC), is one of 17 distinguished nursing educators in the United States selected for induction into the 10th class of fellows of the National League of Nursing’s (NLN) prestigious Academy of Nursing Education. She will be honored along with the other selected fellows at the NLN Honors Convocation on September 23rd in Orlando.

Hummel has been a teacher at UNC since 1986, and began directing the nursing program in 2013. She holds a master’s degree in community health nursing, a PhD in sociology, and is certified as an advanced transcultural nurse. In 2015, Hummel was selected for UNC’s M. Lucile Harrison Award which recognizes professional excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Other recognitions include Professor Honorius Causa from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City for Hummel’s contributions to Vietnamese medical education and tutoring nursing students over the past two decades. In addition, Hummel is a volunteer and co-director of the Friendship Bridge Nurses Group, an organization partnered with Vietnamese educators and policymakers to advance the profession of nursing and improve health care in Vietnam.

The National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. With 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members, NLN members represent nursing education programs across higher education, and health care organizations and agencies. All NLN members are offered professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives.

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