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(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) – Dr. Michele August-Brady, associate professor in the St. Luke’s School of Nursing at Moravian College, has been named the recipient of the 2004 Nursing Excellence Award. August-Brady is being recognized for her 13 years of achievement in the School of Nursing, in both the Diploma Program and the Baccalaureate Program.
“Dr. August-Brady has been a driving force in the pursuit of teaching excellence, curriculum development, program enhancement, leadership, and personal and professional development, said Dr. Janet A. Sipple, dean of the St. Luke's School of Nursing at St. Luke's Hospital. “She was instrumental in creating the original design, development, and implementation of the baccalaureate nursing program at Moravian College where she served as program coordinator. In addition, she has developed innovative nursing courses across the new curriculum including the clinically based nursing research course. Along with her colleagues, Dr. August-Brady has established an international clinical hosting for students from Australia which has proven high successful,” Sipple said.
August-Brady’s global interest has led her to consult over the past few years with the Croatian government on the advancement of nursing education and practice. This May, she will visit Australia to represent the School of Nursing in negotiating a new exchange relationship with Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.
August-Brady earned her B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania, her M.S. from DeSales University, and her D.N.Sc. from Widener University. Her doctoral work and dissertation, “The Effect of a Metacognitive Intervention on Approach to Learning and Self-Regulation of Learning in Baccalaureate Nursing Students,” reflect her interest in the teaching-learning process. This work has promoted the use of concept mapping as a learning strategy across the baccalaureate degree program.