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Hoffman Named a Fellow in the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education

June 11, 2013

Baltimore, Md. – Janice Hoffman, PhD, RN, assistant professor and assistant dean for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), is one of 28 honorees who will be inducted as Academy of Nursing Education Fellows at the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) annual Education Summit, to be held in September in Washington, D.C.

As a newly named fellow, Hoffman has been lauded for her contributions to the nursing education community in the areas of leadership and innovative teaching and learning strategies. Hoffman’s scholarly activities include presentations and consultations to schools of nursing related to curriculum development, creative teaching stragegies, test construction and analysis, and teaching and evaluation in clinical settings regionally, nationally, and internationally.

“I am both thrilled and humbled to have been selected as an Academy of Nursing Education Fellow by the National League for Nursing,” Hoffman said.  “It is an honor to be recognized for my contributions to nursing education, as teaching and working with students are my true passions.”

The NLN established the Academy of Nursing Education in 2007 to foster 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 provide visionary leadership in nursing education and in the Academy of Nursing Education, and support the vision of the NLN to promote standards of excellence in nursing education that will increase the number of graduates from all types of nursing programs.

“This award substantiates what our faculty and students already knew about Dr. Hoffman’s contributions to the School of Nursing  ΜΆ  she is an innovator,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Her teaching style is truly appreciated at the School of Nursing, and we are pleased that her efforts are being recognized on a national level. She has been an ambassador for our School and a resource for new nurse educators and those aspiring to become nurse educators.”

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The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largestnursing schools, and is ranked eleventh nationally. Enrolling nearly 1,700 students in its baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders who shape the profession of nursing and impact the health care environment.