Natacha Pierre, DNP, FNP-BC, a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Health Systems Science is one of 22 recipients statewide to receive the Illinois Nurse Educator Fellowship Award for 2015. The purpose of the Nurse Educator Fellowship Program is to ensure the retention of well-qualified nursing faculty at institutions of higher learning that award degrees in nursing. Awards are used to supplement the salaries of the nursing faculty selected for the Fellowship. This is a highly selective award based on the recipient’s proposal to address an issue in nursing education. Dr. Pierre will receive $10,000 for fiscal year 2015. Several other CON faculty have previously been recipients of this award.
Participation in this program is open to Illinois institutions of higher learning with a nursing program approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Association Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Nominations must be certified by the institution's Chief Nursing Administrator.