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UT Tyler Professor Named to Prestigious Academy of Nursing Education

September 9, 2019

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Senior Director of Media Relations
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler announced today that Dr. Melinda Hermanns, associate professor of nursing, has been selected for induction into the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education.

Hermanns is one of 17 named to the 13th class of fellows to be inducted into the NLN Academy. "Acceptance as a fellow in the NLN Academy signifies outstanding performance as a nursing educator," said Dr. Barbara Haas, UT Tyler School of Nursing executive director. "Dr. Hermanns is an innovative and excellent educator and so deserving of this honor."

Hermanns will be formally inducted at an honors convocation in September at the NLN Education Summit at National Harbor.

"It is a privilege to be recognized by the NLN Academy," Hermanns said. "My commitment to nursing and nursing education makes what I do a labor of love."

The Academy of Nursing Education review panel evaluates applicants' leadership; promotion of public policy that advances nursing education; and/or collaborative educational, practice or community partnerships.

Hermanns' area of excellence stems from collaborative partnerships that advance nursing education through her work to improve the health of populations with chronic illness.

These efforts have enabled students to engage in translational research related to the benefits of physical activity in chronic illness.

"She has demonstrated a sustained commitment to nursing education through her inventive approach to teaching and creative implementations of a series of psychiatric/mental health clinical simulations as well as other novel teaching/learnin strategies that have benefited students, nurses, faculty and scholars," said Haas.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.