Oct. 7, 2015
East Carolina University Professor of Nursing Dr. Kathleen Sitzman was
inducted into the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education
during a ceremony at the NLN’s Education Summit on Oct. 2 in Las Vegas.
There are about 120 NLN fellows, each of whom are leaders who have made enduring and substantial contributions to nursing education as teachers, mentors, scholars, public policy advocates, practitioners and administrators.
Among the many aspects that qualified Sitzman for fellowship was her extensive knowledge and research on human caring in nursing. A particular area of expertise is virtual caring, in which Sitzman explores the scholarship of teaching in ways that convey and sustain communities of caring among students and faculty in online classroom settings. She has been primary investigator for six studies on this topic alone.
In addition to publishing more than 100 journal articles, she has co-authored three successful nursing textbooks. Her book A History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras won the American Journal of Nursing Textbook of the Year Award in 2009.
Sitzman serves as assistant editor and peer review board member for the International Journal for Human Caring and as peer review board member for Nursing Education Perspectives. Her extensive professional services record also includes membership in both state- and national-level nursing organizations.