Chamberlain College of Nursing and the National League for Nursing (NLN) are excited to announce Nancy Scroggs, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, is the first scholar in residence of the NLN/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education.
As the scholar in residence through July 2014, Dr. Scroggs will support the NLN/Chamberlain Center by enhancing NLN faculty development programs, promoting research initiatives in nursing education and evidence-based teaching practices and planning NLN professional development programs with a focus on nursing education research.
"I am delighted to welcome Dr. Scroggs to the professional team at the NLN, where the mission to promote excellence in nursing education to create a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the nation's health guides all our work," says NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN. "And we are grateful to Chamberlain College of Nursing for its support of the NLN/Chamberlain Center. Thanks to this partnership, NLN members across the spectrum of higher education will now benefit from Dr. Scroggs' expertise in nursing education research and evidence-based scholarship."
With 30 years of clinical and academic experience, Dr. Scroggs brings valuable knowledge to help elevate and advance the standards of nursing education to improve health care outcomes. Her appointment began April 1.
"Dr. Scroggs' clinical, academic and research expertise make her an ideal candidate to promote the goals of the NLN/Chamberlain Center, and we congratulate her," says W. Richard Cowling III, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, AHN-BC, FAAN, VP of academic affairs at Chamberlain. "We are proud to see one of our leaders further demonstrate commitment to advancing nursing education to meet the needs emerging from today's evolving healthcare landscape."
Scroggs already serves as a curriculum and instruction specialist at Chamberlain and will return to this role when her appointment ends. Her prior nursing experience includes positions as a professor at North Carolina A&T State University and at Gardner-Webb University, as well as more than 20 years in clinical practice as a nurse practitioner, clinical services coordinator and registered nurse. She earned PhD in philosophy and MSN degrees at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a certified nurse educator and family nurse practitioner.
The NLN/Chamberlain Center was established to promote evidence-based nursing education and the scholarship of teaching, enabling the expansion of NLN programming in nursing education research. For more information, visit chamberlain.edu/nln.