National Advisory Committee
The National Advisory Committee (NAC) consists of 12 distinguished representatives from the fields of nursing education and research, medicine, public health, economics and health services research. NAC members review grant applications, participate in the selection process and and provide a source of advice for the National Program Office’s research activities, including development of the breadth of education measures, cost analysis, and the national survey of nurse faculty members.
Christine A. Tanner, Ph.D., R.N.,
National Advisory Committee Chair
Youmans-Spaulding Distinguished Professor
School of Nursing
Oregon Health and Science University
Janis (Jan) P. Bellack, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
President and John Hilton Knowles Professor
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Julie Beshore Bliss, Ed.D., R.N.
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Nursing
College of Science and Health
William Paterson University
Linda Flynn, Ph.D., R.N., B.C.
Associate Dean for Graduate Education
College of Nursing
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Colleen Gillespie, Ph.D.
NYU School of Medicine
Pamela M. Ironside, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director of the Center for Research in Nursing Education
Indiana University School of Nursing
Kathy Mayle, M.N.Ed., M.B.A., R.N.
Director, Center for Health Care Diversity
Duquesne University School of Nursing
Jack Needleman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Public Health
University of California, Los Angeles
Darrell R. Spurlock, Ph.D., R.N.
Assistant Professor, Nursing and Psychology
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Barbara Stewart, Ph.D
Oregon Health & Science University
Cynthia S. Teel, Ph.D., R. N.
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
University of Kansas School of Nursing
Theresa Valiga, Ed.D, R.N., F.A.A.N.
Clinical Professor, Director, Institute for Educational Excellence
Duke University School of Nursing