Sheryl Buckner PhD, RN has been selected to receive the 2015 Midwest Nursing Research Society/National League for Nursing Doctoral Dissertation Grant Award. In a blind peer review, Dr. Buckner’s dissertation proposal, The Effects of Attention on Academic Performance, was considered “outstanding, contributing to the work in advancing the science of nursing education.” Her dissertation was also supported in part by a grant award by Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta-Delta-Chapter-at-Large.
In addition, Dr. Buckner is one of twenty-two distinguished nurse educators who have been selected for the ninth class of fellows for induction into the prestigious Academy of Nursing Education. Dr. Buckner was selected by the Academy of Nursing Education Review Panel for her contributions in innovative nursing education and community partnerships. .
Both the dissertation award and the induction into the Academy of Nursing Education will be formally announced at the 2015 NLN Education Summit in Las Vegas, NV. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing.