VCU School of Nursing faculty and student receive NLN awards
Two VCU School of Nursing faculty members were recognized as recipients of the National League for Nursing Nancy Langston Research Award at the recent NLN Education Summit. Christine Wynd, Ph.D., RN, chair of the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, is the principal investigator and Carla Nye, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, CNE, director of the master’s program, is the co-investigator for the project “Building Psychological Capital, Communication Competence, and Authentic Leadership through Simulations with Baccalaureate Nursing Students.” In the first photo below, Wynd and Nye accept their award certificate from Beverly Malone, CEO of the NLN (far left), and G. Rumay Alexander, past president of the NLN (far right).
Also, Ph.D. student Elizabeth Sloss received the National League of Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship Award at the NLN Summit. The scholarship is awarded to recipients who support the NLN’s mission “to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of the nation and the global community” and who are pursuing advanced degrees to prepare for full-time educator positions. She was one of eight students nationally to receive the award this year. Pictured in the second photo from left to right are: Beverly Malone, CEO of the NLN; Elizabeth Sloss; Cole Edmonson, chair of the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Board of Trustees; and G. Rumay Alexander, past president of the NLN.