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Gail Baumlein, Dean of Nursing Programs at Chamberlain College of Nursing, Named Fellow, Academy of Nursing Education joining inaugural group of inductees.
Academy Established by the National League for Nursing Recognizes Contributions of Nurse Educators to Excellence in Nursing Education
COLUMBUS, Ohio—November 2, 2007—Chamberlain College of Nursing is pleased to announce that its Dean of Nursing Programs, Gail Baumlein, former resident of Mansfield and current resident of Westerville, has been inducted into the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education, with the credential of Fellow. She joins the academy’s 41 inaugural fellows, representing 33 nursing schools and programs throughout the United States.
The NLN established the Academy of Nursing Education in 2007 to foster excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of nurse educators who have made sustained and significant contributions to nursing education. Fellows provide visionary leadership in nursing education and in the Academy of Nursing Education and support the vision of the NLN to promote standards of excellence in nursing education that will increase the number of graduates from all types of nursing programs. Fellows serve as important role models and resources for new educators and for those who aspire to become nurse educators.
Said Dr. Beverly A. Malone, NLN CEO, “The National League for Nursing relies on these accomplished individuals as allies in our efforts to prepare the numbers of excellent nurse educators we need if we are to eliminate the shortage of nurses plaguing America’s health care institutions. Nurse faculty and colleagues from other fields who contribute to excellence in nursing education and to the preparation of a nursing workforce that meets the needs of our ever-changing health care environment deserve this public recognition and the gratitude of all who are eager to elevate the status of the profession. I know this new credential will be borne with pride.”
As a newly named fellow, Dr. Baumlein has been lauded for her innovative teaching strategies, creative utilization of technology in nursing education, and her support of faculty development.
Through her national presentations and publications, she is known as a leader in faculty development and mentoring.
“We are extremely proud of Dr. Baumlein’s accomplishments that have led her to be selected for this great honor,” said Susan Groenwald, president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. “Her recognized expertise in educational strategies will ensure that our students continue to get a strong background in nursing to prepare them for their future careers.”
The fellowships have been awarded by the NLN Board of Governors, the oversight body of the Academy of Nursing Education. The induction of new fellows and a meeting of fellows in the Academy of Nursing Education will be held in conjunction with the NLN's annual Education Summit in the fall.
For more information about the Academy of Nursing Education, please visit www.nln.org/excellence/academy.
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Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education offering faculty development, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 22,000 individual and 1100 institutional members
Chamberlain College of Nursing (formerly Deaconess College of Nursing) offers associate and bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) programs at its St. Louis, Mo., and Columbus, Ohio, campuses. The associate program has both a campus-based option and a Web-based option. The BSN degree program is an on-campus program, and the BSN completion program for RNs is offered online. These nursing programs have a strong historical foundation, broad general education background and extensive clinical practice that culminate in compassionate and clinically proficient graduates. Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org. The associate program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC). The BSN program is accredited by the NLNAC and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Chamberlain College of Nursing is a division of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), an international higher education company.