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Sheryl Buckner, Ph.D., R.N., A.N.E.F. Named National League for Nursing (NLN) 2015 Academy of Nursing Education Fellows

Sheryl Buckner, Ph.D., R.N., A.N.E.F., was named one of the National League for Nursing (NLN) 2015 Academy of Nursing Education Fellows during the 2015 Education Summit in Las Vegas.

The NLN established the Academy of Nursing Education in 2007 to foster excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding nurse educators.  As reported by the NLN, the academy membership consists of leaders in nursing education from programs across the academic spectrum and from other organizations committed to advancing the quality of health care.  Noted NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, "Fellows support the mission and core values of the NLN and assist in the work required to prepare graduates from all types of nursing programs. They serve as mentors and resources for new educators and those in clinical practice who hope to someday enter the ranks of nurse faculty." 

Along with the Fellow induction, Dr. Buckner’s dissertation was selected as the 2015 Midwest Nursing Research Society/NLN Doctoral Dissertation Grant Award.  This honor was for her outstanding research proposal - The Effects of Attention on Academic Performance - and for her work to advance the science of nursing education. 

At OU College of Nursing, Dr. Buckner has taught nursing courses in clinical nursing skills, evidence-based practice, research and case management since 1997.

In addition to her teaching duties, Dr. Buckner has been involved with what is now known as the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps, a statewide disaster response coalition, and the Nursing Initiative Promoting Immunization Training (, a nationwide free online program for nurses and nursing students to learn about immunizations. In 2015, she was selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

, and the

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

to be part of think tank on making immunizations part of the curriculum in nursing schools across the United States.

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