Nursing faculty honored by Alabama League for Nursing

School of Nursing faculty were cited for impact on innovative nursing education.

ashley hodges candace knightAshley Hodges, left, and Candace Knight were honored by the Alabama League for Nursing as innovative educators whose expertise sets standards for their colleagues throughout the state.Two University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing faculty members have been recognized by the Alabama League for Nursing as outstanding nurse educators. They received their awards at the organization’s recent annual conference. 

Assistant Professor Candace Knight, Ph.D., received the ALN Excellence in Teaching Award while Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Graduate Clinical Programs Ashley Hodges, Ph.D., was one of six statewide to receive the group’s Lamplighter Award.

Assistant Professor Tedra Smith, DNP, new ALN president, was delighted to present her UAB School of Nursing colleagues with their honors.

“They are both so deserving of these awards,” Smith said. “The Excellence in Teaching Award is highly competitive, and we are thrilled Dr. Knight was recognized by the ALN in this fashion. Dr. Hodges was honored for her expertise in the provision of innovative distance-education programs at the graduate level, competency-based education, curriculum evaluation, and both educational and clinical leadership regionally and nationally.

Knight was recognized specifically for a multidisciplinary obstetric simulation that provided her students a real-life scenario caring for a family that has experienced an intrauterine fetal demise. Hodges was honored for her steadfast, innovative leadership of the school’s graduate education programs.