NLN - New Book: Giving Through Teaching: How Nurse Educators Are Changing the World


giving through teaching: how nurse educators are changing the world

new from the nln foundation for nursing education

and springer publishing

edited by joyce j. fitzpatrick, phd, mba, rn, faan,

cathleen m. shultz, phd, rn, faan, cne & tonia d. aiken, jd, rn

proceeds from book sales will benefit the nln foundation for immediate release

new york, ny-june 2, 2010-inspired by president bill clinton's 2007 book, giving: how each of us can change the world, this volume from the national league for nursing and the nln foundation for nursing education celebrates the remarkable stories of nurse educators from around the globe. editors joyce fitzpatrick, nln president cathleen shultz, and nln foundation trustee tonia aiken, all leading nurse educators, reached out to more than 100 colleagues, asking them to share details of their personal and professional experiences-their goals, challenges, groundbreaking achievements, and heartwarming tales of healing.

"the nln foundation for nursing education is proud to offer this latest addition to the canon of literature on nursing education," said dr. fran hicks, chair of the nln foundation board of trustees. "i also applaud the spirit of generosity of these nurse educators who are donating the proceeds from the sale of the book to the nln foundation. they are still giving back, helping more students who need scholarship assistance attend nursing school."

the first time that the global initiatives of nurse educators have been published in one collection, giving through teaching showcases the exciting diversity within today's nursing community with a behind-the-scenes look at international work being done by us nurse educators.

among the book's highlights:

  • tales from the frontlines by nurses who worked through the devastating effects of hurricane katrina, in iraq, and other disaster-stricken sites
  • global- and us-based educational partnerships, featuring stories of nurses working to improve schools, hospitals, and communities around the world

"these collected stories will undoubtedly inspire nurse educators everywhere. giving through teaching is a must-have for every nurse's and nurse educator's library," asserted nln ceo dr. beverly malone, who also serves on the board of the nln foundation. added dr. shultz, "it was my great honor to be associated with this project, and i salute the contributors who have made the publication possible."

to order copies of giving through teaching, (springer publishing, 2010) visit editors and reporters: for interview opportunities, please contact nln chief communications officer, karen r. klestzick, at 212-812-0376 or

dedicated to excellence in nursing, the national league for nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. the nln offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 31,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members who represent all types of nursing education programs.