Nursing’s Shirey named National League for Nursing fellow

Shirey, who will be inducted in September, is nationally recognized for her innovative integration of teaching and learning strategies.

marie shirey sMaria R. Shirey, Ph.D., professor and assistant dean for Clinical Affairs and Partnerships in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, has been selected for induction as a fellow into the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education.

Shirey is nationally recognized for her innovative integration of teaching and learning strategies using research, evidence-based practice and real-world consultation to build nursing leadership capacity. She has published 85 journal articles, which have been cited almost 800 times and used in education, research, practice and workforce policy development around the globe. In her faculty role at UAB, she teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, focusing on leadership, management and health policy.  

“My selection as a fellow into the Academy of Nursing Education within the NLN is validation from my colleagues that my contributions as a nurse educator have been meaningful and sustainable,” Shirey said. “I have been a member of NLN for many years and have watched as truly outstanding colleagues — people whom I deeply respect and admire — have been recognized with selection as fellows into the Academy of Nursing Education. Getting to join this group is a distinct honor and fuels my desire to continue to make a difference in the lives of those students I coach and mentor to become tomorrow’s leaders.”

Shirey is nationally recognized for her innovative integration of teaching and learning strategies using research, evidence-based practice and real-world consultation to build nursing leadership capacity.

The NLN established the Academy of Nursing Education in 2007 to foster excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of nurse educators who have made sustained and significant contributions to nursing education. Fellows serve as important role models and resources for new educators and for those who aspire to become nurse educators.

The induction of the new fellows will be held Sept. 17-20 in Phoenix, Ariz., in conjunction with the NLN’s annual Education Summit. Shirey joins the academy’s 169 fellows representing nursing schools and programs throughout the United States.

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