UT Arlington nursing professors have been selected as fellows of the American
Academy of Nursing for their contributions to the nursing profession.
LeFlore, a professor in the College of Nursing, and Jeannette Crenshaw, a clinical assistant professor who teaches in the College’s online
program, will be honored along with 174 other fellows from around the world at
the Academy’s 39th Annual Meeting and Conference in October in
faculty members are among the less than 1 percent of the nurses in the
country to be honored for their impact
on nursing education and health care,” said Elizabeth Poster, dean of the UT
Arlington College of Nursing. “We are so pleased to see their
contributions recognized nationally and
internationally by this prestigious Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing
is director of pediatric, acute care pediatric and neonatal nurse practitioner
programs in the UT Arlington College of Nursing. She has garnered national
attention in recent years for her leadership in using simulation and game-based
technology in teaching.
June, LeFlore will join Mindi Anderson, a UT Arlington College of Nursing
assistant professor, and colleagues from The University of Texas at Dallas in
accepting recognition from the 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate for a
“serious gaming” project. The project called "Can Game Play
Teach Student Nurses How to Save Lives?" explored whether a 3D video game
could teach nursing students how to best respond to hospitalized children.
Crenshaw is an expert in the area of
evidence-based maternity practices, preoperative fasting practices and
administrative practices. In 2010, Crenshaw led a unique study using
video-ethnography and interactive analysis to improve immediate skin-to-skin care and breastfeeding rates.
Collaborating with experts from
the U.S. and Sweden, she improved skin-to-skin care during cesarean surgery by 25
Her elected offices include former
president of Lamaze International, former secretary of the United States
Breastfeeding Committee and current secretary of the Texas Breastfeeding
Coalition. She is currently an assistant
professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing.
of the American Academy of Nurses are chosen each year from the nation’s top
researchers, policy makers, scholars, executives, educators and practitioners, a
press release from the Academy said.
membership in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of
nursing,” Academy President Joanne Disch said in the announcement. “I
congratulate all of the new Fellows and look forward to honoring their
accomplishments and welcoming them into the Fellowship this October.”
In recent years, the UT
Arlington College of Nursing has become one of the largest and most successful
programs in the United States. To learn more, visit www.uta.edu/nursing.
The University of Texas
at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of nearly 33,500 students
in the heart of North Texas. Visit www.uta.edu
for more information.
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