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Dr. Anne Fink Elected to National League for Nursing Board of Governors

Dr. Anne Fink

During the 2023 National League for Nursing (NLN) Education Summit in National Harbor, Md., it was announced on September 30 that Anne M. Fink, PhD, RN, CNE, Associate Dean for College and Student Services and director of the LEAD Professional Development Program at the Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing (FCN), was elected to the NLN Board of Governors. She will serve a three-year term, operationalizing the mission, vision, core values, and goals as presented in the strategic plan, policies, and programs of the NLN. She is a past member of the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator Commission.

A certified nurse educator who has practiced in a variety of clinical settings, Dr. Fink brings over 30 years of experience in nursing education, having taught students from the pre-licensure level through doctoral study using traditional, simulation and distance education strategies. Under Dr. Fink’s leadership, the LEAD program won the 2022 American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award in the Private Colleges and Universities category.

Dr. Fink’s research agenda focuses on elimination of health disparities in maternal-child health.  She is a reviewer for The Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, the Journal of Professional Nursing, Nursing Outlook and Nursing Education Today. Dr. Fink is the recipient of the Alpha Nu Chapter STTI Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award, is an active member of the Pennsylvania Action Coalition’s Nurse Diversity Council, and is chairperson for the Pennsylvania League for Nursing Area I state constituency.

Dr. Fink earned her BSN from Thomas Jefferson University, MSN from DeSales University, and her PhD from Villanova University.