Diana Buchanan, Ph.D., RN Named Mary S. Tschudin Endowed Professor in Nursing Education

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Diana Buchanan, Ph.D., RN Named Mary S. Tschudin Endowed Professor in Nursing Education

May 24, 2019  Seattle, WA — The UW School of Nursing announced that Diana Buchanan, PhD, RN, has been named the Mary S. Tschudin Endowed Professor in Nursing Education.

Buchanan is the first recipient of this newly established professorship.  The Tschudin professorship is awarded to a faculty person who has demonstrated expertise in teaching and nursing education. Buchanan is recognized for her work as a teacher through this endowed professorship.

Buchanan is dedicated to enhancing the student experience through education and teaching.  Her excellence in teaching graduate courses was recently recognized through the Sandy Eyres Teaching Award.  She has been recognized for her commitment serving as a BSN Curricular Committee member and interprofessional education (IPE) training facilitator.  Buchanan’s most notable endeavors have influenced work in education through advancement of clinical simulation in nursing and interprofessional education.

About the Mary S. Tschudin Endowed Professorship in Nursing Education

The Mary S. Tschudin Endowed Professorship in Nursing Education, established by Marjorie V. Batey, will recognize the importance of highly qualified faculty to the teaching mission of the UW School of Nursing and will continue to support the school’s dedication to enhancing the student experience. This professorship was established to honor Dr. Tschudin and to recognize the major contributions she made toward the UW School of Nursing achieving its world class status.  Tschudin, an alumna and later faculty member, served as Dean from 1954 until her retirement in 1968. She was determined to provide nursing students with rigorous education experiences, and did so through her leadership and success in recruiting high caliber faculty who would serve the School’s mission. Tschudin was nationally recognized as a leader in nursing education and in nursing research as that field developed in the 1960s.

 About the School of Nursing

Celebrating 100 years in nursing education and research, the University of Washington School of Nursing is consistently a top-ranked nursing school, according to U.S. News & World Report. Ranked No. 3 in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the UW School of Nursing is a national and international leader in improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. The school addresses society’s most pressing challenges in health care through innovative teaching, award winning research and community service. For more information, visit www.nursing.uw.edu.

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