Two nursing professors selected to present at education summit

Oct 17, 2011 | Applied and Natural Sciences, General News

Tanya Sims, an associate professor of nursing, and Patti McFadden, an assistant professor of nursing, were selected to present at the National League for Nursing 2011 Education Summit titled, “Leading Academic Progression: Advancing Health of the Nation.”
Sims and McFadden presented a poster outlining the mentoring of new nurse educators. Much of this summit focused on the recommendations contained in The Future of Nursing, a report issued last fall by the Institute of Medicine, based on work done by the Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing.
Presentations helped nurse educators to identify key components needed to achieve seamless academic progression and formulate strategies to strengthen the evidence base for innovation in teaching, simulation, technology and leadership in nursing education.
Other presentations helped to integrate the NLN’s core values ­­­– caring, integrity, diversity and excellence – into the advanced practice role of the nurse educator, and dialogue with and create networks of nurse educators and practice partners to advance the scholarship and science of nursing.
Sims and McFadden, members of the Louisiana Tech Division of Nursing, were chosen from leading nurse educators to present at the NLN Summit and the throughout the four days of workshops, seminars and presentations to advance excellence in nursing education in higher education settings.
Written by Haley Kraemer