Dr. JoAnn Mulready-Shick was honored as this year’s recipient of the Pearl Rosendahl Excellence in Nursing Education Award. The award is given annually by the Theta Alpha Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau to a nurse educator who demonstrates excellence in teaching, influences scholarly development in nursing education, practice, and/or research, and advances the science of nursing through clarifying, refining, and/or expanding the knowledge base of nursing.
Dr. Mulready-Shick is the undergraduate Program Director and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS). Her scholarship focuses on nursing education research with a particular focus on academic success, interpretive pedagogies, precepting novice instructors, and mentoring practicing nurses returning to higher education to address the nursing faculty shortage and shortage of educators from diverse backgrounds. Her clinical practice has included home health and acute adult health nursing.
With over 25 years of experience in nursing education, practice, and administration, she has influenced scholarly development in nursing education research and nursing education program development. She recently received the Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education $300,000 grant to evaluate dedicated education units, a clinical education innovation, and recently developed the Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate Program at CNHS.
Dr. Mulready-Shick received her EdD from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston and her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania.