Dean of Egan School Honored

The Connecticut League for Nursing (CLN) has presented its prestigious Presidential Award to Meredith Wallace Kazer, PhD, APRN, FAAN, dean and professor of the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, at the 65th CLN Anniversary and Leaving a Legacy Celebration. Established in 1991, the annual award recognizes a nurse whose volunteerism has furthered the mission and goals of the organization.

During her four years at CLN, Dr. Kazer has served as the co-vice chair of the CLN Council of Deans and Directors and chair of the CLN Clinical Opportunities Workgroups, which is spearheading the implementation of a statewide online student nurse clinical practice system.

Dr. Kazer oversees the nationally ranked Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies and its esteemed faculty who are clinical experts in patient care, state-of-the-art resources, and an array of graduate programs preparing future nursing leaders.

Her career-spanning focus on improving the quality of life of older adults has resulted in numerous patient-centered interventions. Additionally, Dr. Kazer is the editor-in-chief of the Building Healthy Academic Communities Journal, and sits on two editorial advisory boards.

This news follows other recent national achievements for the Egan School including being ranked as one of the 2019 Best Master’s and Doctorate of Nursing Practice Programs in the Country by U.S. News & World Report.