Penn Nursing’s Maria Torchia LoGrippo is a 2020 NLN Academy of Nursing Education Fellow
The National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education fosters excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding individuals in and outside the profession who have contributed to nursing education in sustained and significant ways.
LoGrippo, PhD, RN, MSN, NE-BC, ANEF, the Kehler Family Assistant Dean of Curricular Affairs and Innovation and Practice Associate Professor in Penn Nursing’s Department of Family & Community Health, is one of fifteen distinguished nurse educators selected for the fourteenth class of fellows to be inducted into the prestigious NLN Academy of Nursing Education. With previous classes, academy membership now totals 317.
In a competitive application process, the Academy of Nursing Education Review Panel has a great deal to consider before recommending fellowship candidates to the NLN Board of Governors, the oversight body for the academy. Evaluations take into account applicants’ contributions to innovative teaching and/or learning strategies; nursing education research; faculty development activities; academic leadership; promotion of public policy initiatives that advance nursing education; and/or collaborative educational, practice, or community partnerships.
Fellows are expected to provide visionary leadership in nursing education and in the Academy, and to support the vision of the NLN. The induction ceremony took place at the Honors Convocation during the 2020 NLN Education Summit held virtually on September 25th, 2020.