Dr. Lisa Day

Lisa Day, associate dean for academic affairs at the WSU College of Nursing, will be inducted this fall as a fellow in two prestigious nursing-education organizations.

In late September, she’ll become a Fellow of the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education (ANEF).

About a month later, she’ll be inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).

“These honors are entirely fitting,” said Interim Dean Mel Haberman, of the WSU College of Nursing. “Dr. Day has worked with a team of faculty on updates to our curriculum to take WSU into the future of nursing education. We’re fortunate to have her here.”

She’s one of 17 fellows to be inducted into the NLN’s Academy of Nursing Education. There will be 231 new fellows inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. Both organizations select fellows through a competitive process.

Day joined Washington State University in 2018 from the Duke University School of Nursing and has been involved in initiatives to review and update the undergraduate curriculum at WSU. Her scholarship includes a focus on interprofessional education, and she co-authored a landmark book, “Educating Nurses: a call for radical transformation.” She was named a Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Faculty Scholar in 2013 and has consulted on several national nursing education projects including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s National Study of Nursing Education.

Day is the third WSU College of Nursing faculty member to be inducted as an Academy of Nursing Education Fellow (ANEF). Associate Professor Catherine Van Son was honored in 2015 and Executive Associate Dean Renee Hoeksel in 2017.

She will become the fifth member of the College of Nursing faculty to be inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Current fellows are Interim Dean Mel Haberman and Professor Janet Katz at the College of Nursing in Spokane, and associate professors Louise Kaplan and Tracy Klein at the College of Nursing in Vancouver.

–Addy Hatch