National Advisory Committee

The National Advisory Committee (NAC) consists of 12 distinguished representatives from the fields of nursing education and research, medicine, public health, economics and health services research. NAC members review grant applications, participate in the selection process and and provide a source of advice for the National Program Office’s research activities, including development of the breadth of education measures, cost analysis, and the national survey of nurse faculty members.

Christine A. Tanner, PhD, RN
National Advisory Committee Chair

Professor Emerita
Oregon Health and Science University, School of Nursing

Janis (Jan) P. Bellack, PhD, RN, FAAN
President and John Hilton Knowles Professor
MGH Institute of Health Professions

Julie Beshore Bliss, EdD, RN
William Paterson University, College of Science and Health

Linda Flynn, PhD, RN, BC
Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Education
University of Colorado, College of Nursing

Colleen Gillespie, PhD
Assistant Professor
NYU School of Medicine, Institute for Innovations in Medical Education

Pamela M. Ironside, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director, Center for Research in Nursing Education
Indiana University School of Nursing

Kathy Mayle, MBA, MNEd., RN
Dean of Nursing
Community College of Allegheny County

Jack Needleman, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management
University of California, Fielding School of Public Health

Darrell R. Spurlock, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Assistant Professor, Nursing and Psychology
Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Barbara Stewart, PhD
Professor Emerita
Oregon Health & Science University

Cynthia S. Teel, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
University of Kansas School of Nursing

Theresa Valiga, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Professor, Director, Institute for Educational Excellence
Duke University, School of Nursing