Dr. Audrey Beauvais Appointed to the National League for Nursing Board of Governors

Dr. Audrey Beauvais Appointed to the National League for Nursing Board of Governors

Audrey Beauvais, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, associate dean and associate professor of the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, was one of three new appointees to the National League for Nursing Board of Governors.

Fairfield Egan Associate Dean and Associate Professor Audrey Beauvais, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the National League for Nursing (NLN) Board of Governors.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with NLN’s national and global leaders in nursing education as we strive to promote excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce,” stated Dr. Beauvais. 

Dr. Beauvais views this prestigious appointment as a logical extension of her role as the Associate Dean of the Egan School. She said, “The mission and vision of the NLN and Egan School are aligned as they are both dedicated to excellence in nursing education and committed to developing a high-quality, diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of our nation and global community. This role gives me an opportunity to work with national leaders as we aim to advance excellence, innovation, and integrity in nursing education,”

As a governor at-large, Dr. Beauvais and her fellow appointees will support the mission of the NLN by serving in a variety of roles. The Board of Governors oversees and directs the affairs of the National League for Nursing. We are the voice of nurse educators and champion their interests in academic, political, and professional arenas.

Dr. Beauvais is an associate dean and associate professor at the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies at Fairfield University. She completed her BSN degree from Fairfield University, MSN/MBA degrees from Sacred Heart University, and DNP degree from Case Western Reserve University.  Dr. Beauvais is an Editorial Board Member for the journal Nursing Education Perspectives (NEP).  She was a guest editor for NEP in the fall of 2017 and 2020 for special issues on the Future of Nursing Report.  Dr. Beauvais is widely published.  She recently published two books,Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: An Interpersonal Approach 3rd edition (Jones & Beauvais, 2023) and Leadership and Management Competencies in Nursing Practice: Competencies, Skills, Decision Making (2019) that was awarded first place for the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award in the Nurse Management and Leadership category.She has been the recipient of several honors and distinctions including the Connecticut Nurses Association Diamond Jubilee Josephine A. Dolan Award for Outstanding Contribution to Nursing Education, the Connecticut League (CLN) for Nursing Ruth M. Olson Excellence in Nurse Education Award, CLN President’s Award, CLN Leadership Award, and Sacred Heart University’s Dean’s Leadership Award. 

Prior to her time in academia, Dr. Beauvais worked in various leadership positions at Stamford Hospital including nurse manager of the pediatric and psychiatric units, case manager, and performance improvement coordinator. Dr. Beauvais was the Magnet Coordinator that successfully led Stamford Hospital to be recognized as a Magnet hospital. The Magnet Recognition ProgramTM is a prestigious designation administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing practice.

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