SU’s Sandra Brown named ‘Nursing Educator of the Year’
Southern University School of Nursing Professor Sandra C. Brown was recently named “Nursing Educator of the Year” by the Louisiana State Nurses Association and Louisiana Nurses Foundation.
Brown was presented the award at the 12th Annual Nightingale Awards held Feb. 16 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The annual Nightingale Awards are sponsored by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation and the Louisiana State Nurses Association to recognize excellence in nursing and quality service in the nursing and healthcare industry.
The award is based in part on Brown’s impact on students entering the profession or seeking a higher degree in nursing, excellence in clinical expertise and excellence in classroom presentation and educator competencies.
Brown said her students have inspired her in the classroom and that the award is extra special because it is to be shared with the entire nursing school.
“I feel both honored and humbled to be nominated by my peers and selected from outstanding educators as it is a very competitive award,” Brown said. Brown was awarded “Fellow” status by the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education, joining an elite group of “Fellow” representing nursing schools and programs across the U.S. Last year, Brown also received the 2012 Helen Johnson Cremens Excellence in Teaching Award from the Baton Rouge District Nurses Association.
Brown is a Certified Nurse Educator through the National League for Nursing.