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Duquesne Nursing Professor Earns Distinguished NLN Fellowship

The National League for Nursing's Academy of Nursing Education has selected Dr. Joan Such Lockhart as one of its prestigious fellows in recognition of her many contributions to nursing education.

Lockhart, professor of nursing and associate dean for academic affairs at the Duquesne University School of Nursing, is one of only 32 fellows selected for the honor this year. Being named as an Academy of Nursing Education Fellow (ANEF) underscores her exemplary leadership in nursing education as well as her many scholarly accomplishments and esteemed record of community service.

"To be recognized by the National League for Nursing for excellence in nursing education is indeed an honor," said Lockhart. "But most importantly, I'm really looking forward to contributing to nursing education through the leadership role that this fellowship entails so the nation's nurses can continue to be ready to meet our health care needs."

ANEF induction also places Lockhart among an elite group of nurse-educators representing nursing programs in higher education across the nation, as well as from a variety of other organizations committed to health care.

Lockhart was inducted as a fellow on Sept. 21 at the National League for Nursing's Education Summit, an annual gathering of nurse educators, in Anaheim, Ca.

The National League for Nursing, the preferred membership organization for nurse educators since 1893, created the ANEF credential in 2007. Only individuals with a record of noteworthy contributions-including innovative teaching and educational research, faculty development initiatives, academic leadership, and involvement with policy or public collaborations that advance nursing education-are selected for the honor.

Lockhart, who is a resident of Stanton Heights, also is a fellow for the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing's Leadership for Academic Nursing Program and a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

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