Distinguished Scholar: Barbara Patterson, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
As the first national nursing organization funding nurse education research, the NLN recognizes that research in nursing education is fundamental to quality nursing education based on scientific inquiry. The center promotes the science of nursing education through research grants and dissertation awards, the NLN research journal Nursing Education Perspectives and other publications; Scholarly Writing Retreats; and faculty development in evidence-based pedagogy that aligns education with national health care initiatives. The center’s establishment in 2012 began an innovative partnership with Chamberlain University College of Nursing to bring positive change to nursing education research for all sectors of the profession by conducting innovative research. The center actively engages in cutting-edge research to transform the way nurse educators deliver quality nursing education, develop scholarship, and produce publications that build the science of nursing education. The center recognizes that nurse educators committed to discipline-specific pedagogy is the vital link to a future workforce that will lead change in health care reform.