Holy Family University Alumna Beth Ann Swan, ’80 Among 23 Inductees into Academy of Nursing Education

Beth Ann Swan (‘80), Ph.D., RN, FAAN, will be among 23 nationwide inductees into the prestigious Academy of Nursing Education during a ceremony at the National League for Nursing (NLN) Summit on September 30, 2023, in Washington, DC. Swan currently serves as a professor and administrator in the Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

Part of the National League for Nursing (NLN) the Academy of Nursing Education fosters excellence in nursing education by recognizing individuals who have contributed to the profession in sustained and significant ways. Only 379 nurse educators have received the honor, which reflects accomplishments in teaching, mentorship, scholarship, public policy, administration, and practice partnership. As fellows, they provide visionary leadership to the profession and the academy.   

At Emory University, Swan serves as associate dean and vice president for academic practice partnerships, interim associate dean for education, and the Charles P. and Peggy Evans Endowed Distinguished Professor in Simulation and Innovation at the School of Nursing. She also is co-director of the University’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center Interprofessional Education and Clinical Practice Office.   

An early leader in exploring the impact of changing health care delivery models on care outcomes, Swan is using technology and data to make improvements in coordination and transitions. She also works in the simulation space, building an interprofessional collaborative education model that uses virtual reality to achieve interprofessional and social determinants of health competencies during care transitions. 

Swan leads the Atlanta Region Community Health Workforce Advancement (ARCHWAy) Program, a Health Resources and Services Administration-funded project to expand the public health workforce by training new and existing community health workers. The developer of a national curriculum on care coordination and transition management, she also co-edited the books Perspectives in Ambulatory Car Nursing and Integrating a Social Determinants of Health Framework into Nursing Education.


Jan Giel