Lynn Babington, PhD, RN, professor and dean of Fairfield University's School of Nursing, has been named one of just 20 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows.
Babington joins this select group of professionals from across the country chosen to participate in a three-year leadership development program designed to enhance nurse leaders' effectiveness in improving the United States healthcare system.
Begun in 1998, the program strengthens the leadership capacity of nurses who aspire to shape healthcare in their communities, states and nationally. The program will provide Babington and her colleagues with coaching, education and other support to strengthen their abilities to lead teams and organizations working to improve health and health care.
Fellows continue in their current positions during their fellowships, and each develops, plans, and implements a new initiative to improve healthcare delivery in her or his community.
Babington previously held numerous leadership roles at Northeastern University. Her accomplishments include developing a non-profit business partnership and strategic alliance between two community health centers in Boston.