ARLINGTON - UT Arlington College of Nursing
Associate Dean Beth Mancini is one of a dozen educators from across the United
States who will be inducted later this year into the National League for
Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education.
Mancini, chair of undergraduate
nursing programs at The University of Texas at Arlington, is an internationally
recognized expert in resuscitation education for health care personnel and the
community. Already a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, she is
president-elect of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and
has led the way in using academic partnerships to rapidly increase UT
Arlington’s enrollment in response to the state’s nursing shortage.
“Dr. Mancini is viewed as a leader not only for her successful innovations
in education but also for her willingness to question ritual and tradition in
order to create a vision for the future,” UT
Arlington College of Nursing
Dean Elizabeth Poster wrote in support of Mancini’s induction as a fellow in
the Academy of Nursing Education. “She willingly disseminates the lessons
learned in these program innovations and mentors others to do the same.”
The National League
of Nursing established the Academy of Nursing Education to foster excellence in
nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding
nurse educators, according to the League. Fellows are chosen through a
competitive process. Once selected, they support the mission of the NLN, assist
in the work required to prepare graduates from all types of nursing programs and
serve as resources for new educators and those in clinical practice who hope to
someday enter the ranks of nursing faculty.
Mancini spent 18 years as a top nursing
administrator at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas before joining
the faculty at UT Arlington full-time in 2004. She has held numerous other leadership
positions in the health care community, including co-chair of the Education Task
Force for the International Liaison Committee for Resuscitation, chair of the
Texas Nurses Association’s Education Committee and board member of the Health
Industry Council of Texas. Mancini is also an American Heart Association
At UT Arlington, Mancini has led
the undergraduate program through the implementation of its innovative online
Academic Partnership program. UT Arlington’s College of Nursing has an
enrollment of more than 6,600 and is one of the 10 largest nursing schools in
the U.S. The undergraduate nursing program at UT Arlington
is recognized as one of only nine “high-performing” nursing schools by the
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, with a graduation and state
licensure exam pass rate of more than 90 percent.
honored to be recognized for my work in advancing nursing education,” Mancini
said. “The environment at The University of Texas at Arlington and the College
of Nursing support innovation in education and have been instrumental in the
activities and achievements being recognized with my induction into the
Mancini will be honored as a new
fellow at the 2011 NLN Education Summit this fall in Orlando, Fla.
She is the fourth UT Arlington faculty member to be recognized by the
Academy of Nursing Education. Associate Professor Judy LeFlore, UT
Arlington's director of pediatric, acute care pediatric and neonatal nurse
practitioner programs, was named a fellow last year. Mary Lou Bond, professor
and co-director of UT Arlington’s Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and
Health, and Assistant Professor Mindi Anderson were previously named fellows.
University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate
research institution of 33,800 students in the heart of North Texas. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.
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