The National League for Nursing
has selected Maxine Adegbola, an assistant professor of nursing at UT
Arlington, as one of 32 Academy of Nursing Education Fellows for 2012,
recognizing her leadership in the health care education field.
“It’s an honor to be recognized
nationally and to be chosen as a nurse leader,” Adegbola said. “I want to
continue to find ways to help disadvantaged students become successful in nursing,
promote student engagement and integrate technology into the learning process.”
Adegbola has been a professor in
the College of Nursing since 2008. Her
areas of expertise include sickle cell disease, chronic pain, genomics and
health disparities. She recently completed a two-year, National Institutes of
Health-funded T32 training program. The fellowship was called Pain and Associated
Symptoms: Nurse Research Training and was held at the University of Iowa.
The New York City-based National
League for Nursing established the Academy of
Nursing Education in 2007 “to foster excellence in nursing
education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding nurse
educators,” according to its website.
Fellows serve as a resource for the organization and for other
"We are proud to
recognize the vision, talent, wisdom, and experience of the 2012 fellows, whose
accomplishments will be aptly and publicly reflected by their Academy of
Nursing Education Fellows credential," National League for Nursing CEO
Beverly Malone said in a statement.
Adegbola and the 31 other
honorees will be recognized in September at the national organization’s
education summit in Anaheim, Calif.
The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of
Nursing is one of the largest and most successful nursing programs the nation. As
evidence of the proven curriculum, in 2011 UT Arlington had one of the highest
pass rates in the state, 94 percent, for students seeking their initial
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