SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the Illinois Nursing Workforce Center (INWC) Advisory Board are proud to acknowledge the 2018 Nurse Educator Fellow recipients, each of whom is awarded $10,000 to help promote excellence in nursing education.“It is an honor to actively support the Nurse Educator Fellows program,” said Dr. Al Bowman, executive director of IBHE. “These nurse educators are highly qualified, and Illinois is fortunate to have them in teaching roles in our state as we work toward reversing our nursing shortage.”
The recipients are using the funding to conduct research, attend and/or present study findings at a conference or for continuing education. Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Director Jessica Baer said, “I would like to thank and congratulate these outstanding professionals for their dedication to educating and supporting the next generation of nurses. Their qualifications are impressive, and the specialties and projects that they are pursuing are remarkable.”
Some of those projects include collaborating with a colleague in Japan on acute coronary syndrome symptoms, research into teaching strategies, evaluating federally qualified health centers, pursuing simulation education, and researching culturally sensitive care to vulnerable populations.
The awards were given at recognition ceremonies in Chicago and Springfield.
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