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This annual award recognizes the work of outstanding nursing faculty members who show exceptional skill, innovation, and effectiveness in promoting student learning, professionalism, and self-confidence.
Learn more about the awards and categories.
Kate K. Chappell, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC
For Excellence in Simulation
Deborah A. Raines, PhD, EdS, RN, ANEF
For Excellence in Clinical Education
Bobby Jean Musgrove,
For Excellence in Active Learning
RN, DNP, CHSE
Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Utah College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT
Dr. Chase-Cantarini is an exceptional clinical instructor at the School of Nursing at University of Utah. Learn More...
MEd, MSN(R), RN
e-Technology Coordinator, Saint Louis University, School of Nursing, Saint Louis, MO
Ms. Rubbelke is the e-technology expert for Saint Louis University School of Nursing (SLUSON). Her current role also includes technology expert for the Clarke Learning Laboratory at SLUSON, producing high-fidelity simulation experiences for students. Learn More...
Assistant Professor, Edinboro University, Department of Nursing, Edinboro, PA
Never a day goes by when there is not laughter coming from Dr. Hedderick’s classroom. Students rave about her teaching and clamor to get into her classes. Learn More...
Schenita Davis Randolph
PhD, MPH, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor, North Carolina A&T State University School of Nursing, Greensboro, NC
Dr. Randolph’s innovation and teaching strategies for the Community Health Nursing course have been consistently outstanding. Learn More...
Interactive Learning in the Classroom
Kimberly Dudas, PhD(c), RN, ANP-BC, CNE
Assistant Professor, Nursing, New Jersey City University School of Nursing, Jersey City, NJ
This innovative, animated educator flipped the classroom at New Jersey City School of Nursing! Dr. Kimberly Dudas uses podcasts and unfolding case studies that incorporate communication, culture, and the QSEN competencies. Learn More...
Mashawna Hamilton, MSN, RN
PhD, MPH, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Ohio University Southern, Ironton, OH
Ms. Hamilton's innovative practice includes superior instruction in regards to using SimChart to prepare LPN-RN students for the electronic health record documentation required in the clinical setting. Learn More...
Active Learning in the Classroom
Associate Professor, University of Buffalo School of Nursing, Buffalo, NY
In her undergraduate leadership course, Dr. Hewner’s aim was to increase students’ exposure to the nurse’s role in promoting patient safety and quality improvement today’s ever-changing, complex health care environment. Learn More...
Associate Professor, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA
Michelle is an innovative educator whose most notable endeavor was designing and piloting a new Clinical Care Transitions Practicum. Learn More...
Clinical Lab & Simulation Coordinator, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey–School of Nursing (UMDNJ-SN), Newark, NJ
Debora designed the simulation lab and some her innovations include incorporating simulation throughout the BSN curriculum, creating skills videos, and integrating technologies into the skills lab environment. Learn More...
Technology in the Classroom
PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNL
Associate Professor, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Dr. Farrell teaches informatics, health policy, psychiatric nursing, leadership, and an intraprofessional course on “evaluating health information on the web.” Read More...