School of Nursing Director Pamela Springer has been inducted into the National League for Nursing’s (NLN’s) Academy of Nursing Education as a fellow. She joins the academy’s 144 fellows representing nursing schools and programs throughout the United States.
The Academy of Nursing Education fosters 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 serve as important role models and resources for new educators and for those who aspire to become nurse educators.
As a newly named fellow, Springer has been lauded for her faculty development, academic leadership, and collaborative educational, practice and community partnerships. Since joining Boise State in 1989, she has assumed increasingly complex leadership roles and currently is the associate dean of the College of Health Sciences and director of the School of Nursing. Springer was honored for her sustained focus on partnerships and her research in the area of faculty satisfaction and organizational culture in academe.
“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,” said Beverly A. Malone, National League for Nursing CEO.
Fellowships are 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 Boise State’s School of Nursing, visit https://www.boisestate.edu/nursing/.