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Achieving Excellence in Nursing Education is based on the National League of Nursing\u2019s Excellence in Nursing Education Model that describes the eight core elements required to achieve and sustain excellence in educational programs: clear program standards, well-prepared faculty, qualified students, well-prepared administrators, evidence-based programs and teaching/evaluation methods, quality and adequate resources, recognition of expertise, and student-centered, interactive and innovative programs and curricula.
Marsha H. Adams, DSN, RN Marsha H. Adams, DSN, RN is the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Professor at the University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing. Dr. Adams received a BSN, MSN, and DSN-Nursing Administration from the University of Alabama, School of Nursing at Birmingham. She earned a Post-Master\u2019s Certificate in Rural Case Management from the University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing. Dr. Adams is President-elect of the National League for Nursing and is recognized as an Academy of Nursing Education Fellow. She is also a Fellow in the University of Alabama and Southeastern Leadership Conference. She is recognized as a Nursing Academic Fellow by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and certified as an on-site evaluator by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. She has served on the National League for Nursing Board of Governors and Academic Nurse Educator Certification Commission. Dr. Adams is presently on the Editorial Boards for Nursing Education Perspectives and Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship. She has also served as the chair for the NLN Excellence in Nursing Education task group. She has been the recipient of the CCN Board of Visitors Commitment to Teaching Award, the University of Alabama National Alumni Association Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award, the Alabama League for Nursing Lamplighter Award and the Alabama State Nurses Association Outstanding Nurse Educator/Academe Award. Dr. Adams has served as a rural nursing consultant for over 25 years. Clinical research interests and publications have focused on rural women and children and nursing education. Professional memberships include National League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, Alabama State Nurses Association, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, Alabama Rural Health Association, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Case Management Society of America. (from http://nursing.ua.edu/marsha_adams.htm) Theresa M. Valiga, EdD, RN, FAAN Dr. Valiga, Clinical Professor at the Duke University School of Nursing, is the director of the Institute for Educational Excellence. She also serves as Lead Faculty for the Nursing Education specialty in the MSN Program. Dr. Valiga received a Bachelor's degree in nursing at Trenton (NJ) State College. She earned her MEd and EdD, both in in Nursing Education, at Columbia University Teachers' College. Before coming to Duke in 2008, she served for nine years as the chief program officer of the National League of Nursing (NLN). At NLN, she was instrumental in developing the Centers of Excellence program, the Academy of Nursing Education, position statements, the Hallmarks of Excellence in Nursing Education, the Excellence in Nursing Education Model, and several publications. She also served on the Blue Ribbon Panel for Nursing Education Research. Dr. Valiga is internationally renowned for her expertise in nursing curriculum development, program evaluation, innovations in teaching, and the faculty role. She has published widely on issues related to nursing education, including student and faculty cognitive/intellectual development, leadership, and effective teaching strategies. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards for excellence in nursing education, including Sigma Theta Tau\u2019s Elizabeth Russell Belford Award, the NLN's Isabel Stewart Award, and induction into the American Academy of Nursing and the NLN Academy for Nursing Education. (from http://fds.duke.edu/db/nurse/faculty/terry.valiga)
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures Foreword Preface Acknowledgement Dedications Chapter 1: Excellence in Nursing Education: An Introduction Theresa M. Valiga, EdD, RN, FAAN Chapter 2: Excellence: Everyone\u2019s Responsibility Marsha H. Adams, DSN, RN, CNE & Theresa M. Valiga, EdD, RN, FAAN Chapter 3: Clear Program Standards and Hallmarks that Raise Expectations: Needed to Achieve Excellence in Nursing Education Marsha H. Adams, DSN, RN, CNE Chapter 4: Well-prepared Faculty: Needed to Achieve Excellence in Nursing Education Judith A. Halstead, DNS, RN, ANEF Chapter 5: Student-centered, Interactive, Innovative Programs and Curricula: Needed to Achieve Excellence in Nursing Education Elizabeth Speakman, EdD, RN, CDE, ANEF Chapter 6: Evidence-based Programs and Teaching/Evaluation Methods: Needed to Achieve Excellence in Nursing Education Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF Chapter 7: Well-prepared Educational Administrators: Needed to Achieve Excellence in Nursing Education Mary Lou Rusin, EdD, RN Chapter 8: Quality and Adequate Resources: Needed to Achieve Excellence in Nursing Education Carolyn Mosely, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN Chapter 9: Qualified Students: Needed to Achieve Excellence in Nursing Education Barbara McLaughlin, DNSc, RN, CNE Chapter 10: Recognition of Expertise: Needed to Achieve Excellence in Nursing Education Helen J Streubert, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF Chapter 11: Summary and Recommendation Regarding Achieving Excellence in Nursing Education Linda Caputi, EdD, RN, CNE Appendix A: Author Profiles Appendix B: The NLN\u2019s Excellence in Nursing Education Model Appendix C: The NLN\u2019s Hallmarks of Excellence in Nursing Education with Indicators for Each Hallmark Appendix D: The NLN\u2019s Task Group on Nursing Education Standards (2001-2003) & Task Group on Excellence in Nursing Education (2003-2005) Appendix E: Self-Assessment Checklist Appendix F: Glossary of Terms Used in the NLN\u2019s Hallmarks of Excellence in Nursing Education