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Fairfield University’s Nursing and Health Studies School Named a Center of Excellence by National League for Nursing

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 2, 2018)—Fairfield University Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies was one of 16 nursing programs selected nationwide and named as a National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence. The Egan School will be formally inducted during the Honors Convocation at the 2018 NLN Education Summit in Chicago, Ill.

“The Egan School faculty have a long-standing reputation for clinical nursing excellence, deep commitment to student learning, and innovative teaching and learning practices,” stated Dean Meredith Wallace Kazer, PhD, APRN, FAAN.

“Our designation as a NLN Center of Excellence provides the well-deserved recognition of these stellar qualities. I am honored to be the Dean of this wonderful faculty whose teaching excellence will continue to improve nursing care for years to come.”

In order to become a Center for Excellence, selection is based on the school’s sustained excellence in faculty development, nursing education research, and student learning and professional development. Fairfield’s Egan School was specifically selected for its sustained efforts to “promote the pedagogical expertise of faculty.”

Egan’s programs use the latest in healthcare equipment and modern classroom settings to provide a practical and engaging education for students while offering a strong liberal arts education with the theory-based knowledge and skills to work in the expanding fields of nursing and health studies.

Students grow both personally and professionally to become committed and compassionate nurses, capable of providing professional care to people in any setting.

NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN stated, “Centers of Excellence help raise the bar for all nursing programs by role modeling visionary leadership and environments of inclusive excellence that nurture the next generation of a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of the nation and the global community.”

The designation of the Egan School as a Center of Excellence is the latest in a series of accolades. In their annual rankings for graduate schools, U.S. News and World Report named the Egan School among the best in the country in the category of Doctorate of Nursing degree, as well as Masters Nursing degree. Both placements on the lists saw a jump of over 26 spots from the previous year.

Additionally, College Factual named the Egan School among the top 15 nursing programs in the country and the top nursing program in Connecticut.

Fairfield University is a modern, Jesuit Catholic university rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S. and across the globe are pursuing degrees in the University’s five schools.

Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

The University is located on a stunning 200-acre campus on the scenic Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

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