Angie McNelis

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Angie McNelis, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, CNE, is a tenured professor and Associate Dean for Scholarship, Innovation and Clinical Science at the George Washington University School of Nursing. She is a leader, scholar, and educator transforming nursing education through evidence-based research, landmark studies, pedagogical innovations and dissemination of results locally, nationally and internationally. Her leadership and work advance the science by developing evidence to direct transformative changes in education across pre-licensure, graduate and doctoral education. She has made impressive contributions to the disciplinary understanding of the challenges of current clinical education models and how student-faculty interactions promote (or fail to promote) student learning. From her pivotal national study exploring the state of undergraduate clinical education to studies providing the evidence for transforming a Psychiatric CNS Program into an innovative Psychiatric-Mental Health Lifespan Nurse Practitioner Program, her work addresses today’s community and health care needs and serves as models for other programs across the country. Her scholarship in interprofessional education furthers the mission of integrating mental (substance use) and physical health in the community by preparing nurses, social workers and medical residents to address psychiatric and mental health concerns in their care delivery. Along the continuum of higher education, her work exploring doctoral education is providing the necessary evidence to guide the revision of doctoral programs to prepare our next generation of faculty and nursing leaders. The evidence from several studies is already changing doctoral curricula. Dr. McNelis is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), an American Nurse Educator Fellow (ANEF), and a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). Her leadership significantly impacts nursing education across the program spectrum through her evidence-based research that calls for a transformation in both the didactic and clinical arenas to prepare better nursing graduates to deliver safe, quality care in health care settings.


March 22, 2019

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM – Current State, Policies and National Dialogue on Simulations in NP Education (Panel)