1. Kennedy, Maureen Shawn MA, RN, news director

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In the photo below, Louise Fitzpatrick, dean of the Villanova University College of Nursing (first on left), with faculty members, NLN president Joyce Murray (fifth from left), Ruth Corcoran (sixth from right), and NLN president-elect Toni Bargagliotti (first on right). The Villanova College of Nursing, in Villanova, Pennsylvania, was one of three winners of the inaugural NLN Centers of Excellence in Nursing Education awards. This three-year designation is conferred on nursing schools meeting criteria demonstrating excellence in faculty development, research into nursing education, or student learning and professional development. The other two nursing schools honored for "creating environments that promote student learning and professional development" were the Community College of Philadelphia and the University of South Dakota at Vermillion. The awards were presented on October 1.

FIGURE. Ruth Corcora... - Click to enlarge in new windowFIGURE. Ruth Corcoran, EdD, RN, left, chief executive officer of the National League for Nursing (NLN), speaks at the opening session on September 30 of the NLN Education Summit. More than 1,000 nursing faculty attended the meeting, held September 30 to October 1 in Orlando, Florida.