School of Nursing Magazine Inaugural Issue
Donation to the Nursing Lab
The School of Nursing Alumni Association recently purchased a bench for the new Learning and Simulation Center. The bench was unveiled at the grand opening in November 2015. According to students, the bench is "sturdy and comfortable" and they are "very pleased to have it." Thank you Alumni Association!
Alumna Becomes President of the NLN
At its annual business meeting, the National League for Nursing announced that Anne R. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN, assumed the presidency, the anticipated conclusion to her board service these past two years as president-elect. Dr. Bavier will serve as the League's president until 2017.
"Every other year, I have the pleasure of welcoming a new president and president-elect to lead the NLN, and I consider it a privilege to now congratulate Dr. Anne Bavier and Dr. G. Rumay Alexander, said NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN. "Among the nation's pre-eminent leaders in nursing education, Anne brings to the NLN her extraordinary vision, commitment, and record of success. Like any Texan, Ann thinks and acts in a big way. That's why we know we can count on her game-changing perspective to help guide the League in preparing a diverse, outstanding nursing workforce to advance the health of the nation and the global community."
In her inaugural address, Dr. Bavier emphasized her commitment to ensuring that nurse educators have access to the best resources, the most current research, the newest techniques, and the encouragement needed to create the best teaching-learning environments. She called for nursing educators to expand their mutual horizons through international dialogue and to embrace the power to serve students online as well as through face-to-face exchanges.
"Our dedication to nurse educators, and to the pivotal role they play in human health, distinguishes the National League for Nursing from other organizations," Dr. Bavier said. "I am deeply honored to lead this prestigious body, one built upon generations of leaders whose efforts were relentless in advancing nursing practice through excellence in nursing education."
Anne R. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN, who has served the NLN as a governor at-large and as BOG secretary, takes the helm as NLN president, transitioning from president-elect, a position she's held since her election in 2013. Dr. Bavier is a nationally recognized health care leader who has held the top posts at top-ranked universities and at the National Institutes of Health. Prior to being appointed dean of the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation in April 2014, she was dean of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing (2007-2011) and dean of nursing at Saint Xavier University (2004-2007) in Chicago.
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