Bonnie Fellows, EdD(c), MSN, RN, CNE, exemplifies the qualities of excellence in nursing education. She has leveraged her role as the coordinator of the Second Degree Accelerated Program (SDAP) and as assistant professor to make substantial contributions to nursing education. As a teacher, mentor, scholar and innovator, she provides visionary leadership and is recognized for her expertise in nursing education.
She became a full-time faculty member in 2011 and quickly became a favorite among students. Her considerable initiatives include, but are not limited to, creating innovative and interactive classrooms that involved simulation, flipped classrooms and Socratic teaching methods to effectively engage students and facilitate their learning.
Fellows demonstrates sustained and outstanding contributions to nursing education through her expertise in advancing a safe, prepared, diverse nursing workforce through the aforementioned strategies, as well as collaboration with peers and practice partners. She has disseminated her work through publications in Nursing Education Perspectives and presentations at the National League for Nursing (NLN), QSEN International Summit and other venues. Her outstanding contributions as a distinguished educator are recognized by her selection as the recipient of the 2017 OLN Outstanding Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2017 Marie LoPresti Faculty Award for Social Justice and Community Service and her achievement and sustained certification as a nurse educator through the NLN. She has made a difference in education and practice by transforming nursing education, influencing change, advancing excellence and empowering other educators.