Emory University Nursing Professor to Be Inducted as Fellow of the National League for Nursing

Emory University Nursing Professor to Be Inducted as Fellow of the National League for Nursing

Dr. Angela Amar, PhD, RN, FAAN, Assistant Dean for BSN education at the Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has been chosen as a Fellow of the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) prestigious Academy of Nursing Education. She has been selected for her sustained and significant contributions to nursing education.

Dr. Amar is an advanced practice psychiatric nurse. She joined the Emory School of Nursing faculty in 2012 and has since been lauded for her innovative teaching strategies, faculty development, academic leadership, and collaborative educational and community partnerships. Her research focuses on forensic nursing and mental health responses to trauma, which has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She fosters diversity in nursing leadership through the School of Nursing’s Bridges to the Baccalaureate and Building Nursing’s Diverse Leaders at Emory (BUNDLE) Programs.

As an early pioneer in forensic nursing, Amar helped develop nursing curriculum to better prepare nurses to serve as a first line of defense for survivors of violence and trauma when they enter the health care system. She has helped develop course content and establish national forensic nursing education standards for the International Association of Forensic Nursing. Dr. Amar has also worked with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to establish the Advanced Forensic Nursing certification and co-authored an introductory forensic nursing textbook.

Prior to her work at Emory, Dr. Amar has developed forensic nursing programming for Georgetown University and Boston College. She has also worked with key stakeholders, law enforcement, social service, the Department of Public Health, and violence programs to develop an educational model for nursing schools nationwide. Dr. Amar is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and a Nurse Faculty Scholar of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She was also named Nurse of the Year in Behavioral Health by the March of Dimes Georgia .

As one of 17 distinguished nurse educators selected as fellows, Dr. Amar will be integral in helping the NLN develop standards of excellence to increase the number of graduates from nursing programs nationwide. She will be inducted into the Academy of Nursing Education at the NLN Education Summit this September.