CNS Educator of the Year Award

The purpose of the award is to nationally recognize an NACNS member for outstanding professional achievement as a Clinical Nurse Specialist Educator. The award acknowledges a CNS educator’s commitment to excellence and innovation in preparing CNSs and in implementing the NACNS Statement on CNS Practice and Education.

This award is selected by the NACNS Awards Committee.  Please go to the “awards page” for detail on the 2019 CNS Educator of the Year Award application process.

2019

Susan Dresser, MS, APRN-CNS, CCRN
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2018

2018 President’s Award and Educator of the Year Janet Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at Indiana University School of Nursing for her extraordinary service to NACNS and outstanding professional achievement as a CNS educator and acknowledges his/her commitment to excellence and innovation in preparing CNSs and in implementing the NACNS Statement on CNS Practice and Education.

2015

Terri Ayres

Terri L. Ares,  PhD, MSN, RNC-NIC, CNS-BC
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2014

Kathleen M. White, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN

Kathleen M. White, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN
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2012

Terri Church, MSN, APN, ACNS-BC

Terri Church, MSN, APN, ACNS-BC

2011

June Como, MSA, MS, EdD (c)

June Como, MSA, MS, EdD (c)

2009

Elaine Steinke, PhD, ARNP, CNS

Elaine Steinke, PhD, ARNP, CNS

2008

Cathy J. Thompson, PhD, RN, CNS

Cathy J. Thompson, PhD, RN, CNS