School of Nursing

Eileen Mieras Kohlenberg, PhD,RN, NEA-BC
NAMED FELLOW, ACADEMY OF NURSING EDUCATION JOINING 2012 GROUP OF INDUCTEES

Academy Established by the National League for Nursing Recognizes Contributions of Nurse Educators for Excellence in Nursing Education

June 7, 2012 - Greensboro, NC - UNCG School of Nursing is pleased to announce that Dr. Eileen Kohlenberg has been inducted into the National League for Nursing's Academy of Nursing Education, with the credential of "Fellow." She joins the academy's 117 fellows representing 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."

As a newly named fellow, Dr. Kohlenberg has been lauded for her innovative teaching and learning strategies; nursing education research; faculty development; academic leadership; promotion of public policy that advances nursing education; and collaborative educational, practice or community partnerships.

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. For more information about the UNCG School of Nursing, visit www.uncg.edu/nur.

Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact NLN chief communications officer, Karen R. Klestzick, at 212-812-0376, kklestzick@nln.org.

Dedicated to excellence in education, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education offering faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy data and initiatives to its 36,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members