An exemplar for both undergraduate and graduate students, Professor Linda Carman Copel, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC, CNE, NCC, FAPA, ANEF was inducted into the National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education on September 20th. She is one of the 28 distinguished nurse educators selected for the prestigious honor as the seventh class of fellows. The induction was in Washington, DC at the 2013 NLN Education Summit.
Dr. Copel is well known for her research in domestic violence and more recently with issues affecting veterans and their families. She is successful in interdisciplinary efforts as well, a proponent of Interprofessional education and described by colleagues as an “architect of community partnerships.”
“Dr. Copel is a consummate practicing clinician, an excellent teacher, mentor and scholar with an unbroken record of research and publication,” writes M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN, Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor in a letter of support.
“She lives the educator role...the impact of her work as an expert educator and specialist in psychiatric-mental health nursing extends to the local, state and national levels,” notes Associate Professor Carol Weingarten, PhD, RN, ANEF. An educator through her own practice in the community, mentoring bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students-including international students, and assuming professional leadership roles as an education consultant national organizations, Dr. Copel’s contributions to nursing and education are numerous.