For the fourth time in recent years, the National League for Nursing (NLN) has named the College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI) a Center of Excellence. CONHI earned designation in the categories of Advancing the Science of Nursing Education, Enhancing Student Learning and Professional Development, and Promoting Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty.
“This prestigious recognition reinforces UTA’s position as one of the finest academic centers for nurses in the nation,” says Teik C. Lim, interim president. “Through innovative and accessible degree programs that attract thousands of the brightest nursing students from Texas and beyond, CONHI has become an established leader in the critical field of educating, training, and improving our nation’s nursing workforce.”
CONHI is the No. 1 producer of baccalaureate-degreed nurses in Texas and a leader in addressing state and nationwide shortages of registered nurses.
“These designations are evidence of our college’s investment in training the future of our profession,” says Elizabeth Merwin, CONHI dean. “We are thankful for our faculty and staff, who work tirelessly to ensure our college provides a world-class learning environment for all of our students and who maintain our status as a leading center for nursing education instruction and health care research.”