Caitlin Nye awarded NLN Foundation scholarship

Caitlin Nye.

PhD student Caitlin Nye was selected as one of the recipients of the National League for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education awards.


PhD Student Caitlin Nye, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CHSE received the National League for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education's 2023 Faculty Scholarship Award. The NLN Foundation Scholarship Awards Program supports diverse nurses committed to careers in academic nursing education.

“They represent our future, fulfilling the National League for Nursing’s mission to prepare a culturally humble, diverse nursing workforce to deliver outstanding and equitable care,” said NLN Foundation Chair Patrick Robinson, PhD, RN, ACRN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, vice president of nursing at Pacific College of Health and Science.

Nye is one of 15 graduate students in nursing to share $96,300.00 in funding from the foundation. Scholarships of up to $8,000 each are given to nurses enrolled in accredited master’s or doctoral programs and have completed at least one year of study. The recipients will be honored at the 2023 NLN Education Summit near Washington, DC, on September 28-30.

“Expanding the ranks of nurse faculty remains an urgent priority to open the pipeline for more qualified applicants to gain acceptance to nursing programs at all levels of higher education. This will help address the persistent shortage in the nursing workforce,” said NLN President and CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Nye’s research interests include LGBTQ+ health inclusive nursing education and social justice. Her research was recently featured in the Advances in Nursing Science Blog, in which she discusses her co-authored article, “Developing a Theory of Norm-Criticism in Nursing Education.” She also shares publishing tips for new nursing scholars in the ANS Blog. 

Published September 13, 2023

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