By Addy Hatch, WSU College of Nursing
Renee Hoeksel, executive associate dean and professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing, has been named a fellow of the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education and will be inducted into the academy in September.
The National League for Nursing established the Academy of Nursing Education in 2007 to foster excellence in nursing education and to recognize nurse educators who have made sustained and significant contributions to the field.
Hoeksel, who teaches at the WSU College of Nursing in Vancouver, Wash., has been lauded for her academic leadership, innovative teaching strategies, and collaborative educational and community partnerships. During the last 27 years Hoeksel’s leadership in nursing education and policy development related to academic progression in nursing has remodeled RN-BSN education across the state, resulting in higher quality patient care. Her leadership resulted in highly successful connections between practice and education while increasing access to nationally accredited RN-BSN programs across five Western states. She was honored by the Washington State Nurses Association in 2015 as Nurse Educator of the Year, and recognized for the overall legacy of her contributions through induction into the WSNA Hall of Fame in 2016.
As an Academy of Nursing Education Fellow, Hoeksel will promote standards of excellence in nursing education that will increase the number of graduates from all types of nursing programs. Fellows serve as important role models and as resources for new educators and for those who aspire to become nurse educators.
“We rely on these accomplished individuals as allies in our efforts to prepare the numbers of excellent nurse educators we need,” said Beverly A. Malone, CEO of the National League for Nursing. “They deserve this public acknowledgement and the gratitude of all who are eager to elevate the status of our profession.”
Hoeksel is one of 14 nurse educators selected for the 11th class of fellows.
Addy Hatch, WSU College of Nursing, director of outreach and communications, 509-324-7340, firstname.lastname@example.org