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Connor inducted as fellow of Academy of Nursing Education

School of Nursing professor Kelley Connor was recently inducted as a fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education. A prestigious distinction, she was one of 23 nurse educators honored in National Harbor, Maryland, at the annual National League of Nursing Education Summit in September.

Kelley Connor smiles, holding a baby manikin next to an elderly manikin in bed.
Pictured with two manikins from the College of Health Sciences Simulation Center, Dr. Kelley Connor is the director of simulation-based education and research.

Comprised of the nation’s top nursing educators, the academy is the National League for Nursing’s formal organization to honor outstanding educators and foster continued excellence through their expertise. The academy’s aim is to provide “visionary leadership in nursing education,” a calling Connor has fulfilled many times over.

Currently serving as the School of Nursing’s Director of Simulation-based Education and Research, Connor has been active in teaching, research and service her entire career.

In addition to instructing undergraduate and graduate courses, study-abroad courses and simulations, Connor has a robust research portfolio advancing simulation and education technology. Her scholarship focuses on computer-based virtual clinicals; simulations in multi-user online environments; and virtual reality clinical experiences.

Kelley Connor wears doctoral regalia and waves, other faculty ascending stairs behind her.
Pictured here attending the School of Nursing’s Convocation ceremony, Dr. Kelley Connor was honored nationally for her work advancing nursing education.

Connor has also partnered with colleagues from around the world, including at Oxford Medical Simulation and as a visiting faculty member at the University of China. She is deeply invested in developing Boise State’s educators and actively fosters faculty mentoring opportunities in the School of Nursing.

“We are so very proud of Dr. Connor,” said Amy Spurlock, chief nurse administrator at the School of Nursing. “This is a tremendous accomplishment and recognition of her national expertise in simulation and research.”