Nursing Chair Ann Stalter honored with public health nursing research award

Ann Stalter, professor and chair of nursing at Wright State

Ann Stalter, Ph.D., professor and chair of nursing at Wright State University, was honored for her efforts to promote quality and safety in nursing education and community and public health nursing.

Stalter received the 2021 Outstanding Contributions to Community/Public Health Nursing Research Award from the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE) during the association’s 2021 Annual Institute in June.

The ACHNE promotes excellence in community and public health nursing education, research, and practice.

Stalter was recognized for her research into applied systems thinking to manage COVID‐19 decision-making in complex health care systems.

ACHNE said that Stalter’s scholarship has “significantly contributed to the knowledge in the field of community/public health nursing education” through her efforts to advance the science of systems thinking with descriptive studies, completing concept analyses and integrative reviews, and by contributing to the development of the systems awareness model.

During her career, Stalter has published dozens of papers in peer-reviewed journals and nearly 100 abstracts, podium presentations and posters for national and international venues.

Stalter was also honored for her many contributions to ACHNE, including serving as the chair of its Research Committee and as a member on a variety of other committees.

As an active ACHNE member, Stalter has also developed and published research priorities and evidence‐based practice project priorities; produced preconference and plenary sessions; developed research mentoring groups to help committee members pursue research.

Stalter is also co-leader of the Quality and Safety Educating Nurses (QSEN) RN-to-BSN Catalyst for Change Community, fostering nurse educators across the nation to advance RN-to-BSN education by use of systems thinking.

ACHNE previously honored Stalter in 2019 with its Outstanding Community/Public Health Nursing Education Award.

This year, Stalter received the Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence in Community Engagement from Wright State and the Jane Barnsteiner and Joann Disch Innovation Award from the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master’s degree in nursing administration and a master’s degree in education technology-health professions from Wright State and a Ph.D. in public health nursing from The Ohio State University.

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