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UA Little Rock Nursing Faculty Named to 2021 40 Nurse Leaders Under 40 List

The Arkansas Center for Nursing has recognized several University of Arkansas at Little Rock nursing faculty members as successful leaders in the state’s nursing community.

Six UA Little Rock faculty members were named to the 2021 40 Nurse Leaders Under 40 list, which honors emerging young leaders in Arkansas.

The UA Little Rock School of Nursing faculty members who made the list include:

·  Lakeisha Falls, assistant professor of nursing

·  Farren Moore, assistant professor of nursing

·  Crystal Rose, assistant professor of nursing

·  Joanna Rostad-Hall, assistant professor of nursing and director of the Center for Simulation Innovation

·  Fairah Solomon, assistant professor of nursing and AAS program coordinator

·  Anna Williams, assistant professor of nursing

The Arkansas Center for Nursing’s mission is to promote a culture of health for the citizens of Arkansas by advancing nursing education, practice, leadership, and workforce development. The 40 Nurse Leaders Under 40 recognition is intended to identify, celebrate, and encourage exemplary dedication and leadership in the nursing profession.

“Being selected as a recipient of the Arkansas Center for Nursing 40 under 40 Nurse Leader award is a tremendous recognition of achievement,” Rose said. “This recognition identifies, celebrates, and encourages dedication to leadership in the profession of nursing. In 2021, UA Little Rock has six nursing faculty receiving this prestigious award which demonstrates the excellence of our nursing faculty, nursing programs, and our dedication to nursing students.”

Recipients were selected through a highly competitive nomination process which focused on their commitment to excellence, service and outreach within their community, leadership qualities, and contributions to the advancement of the nursing profession.

“We are pleased and honored to have six UA Little Rock School of Nursing faculty members selected for the Arkansas Center for Nursing 40 Nurse Leaders under 40 for 2021,” said Dr. Sloan Davidson, director of the School of Nursing. “Dr. LaKeisha Falls, Farren Moore, Joanna Hall, Fairah Solomon, Anna Williams, and Dr. Crystal Rose are all outstanding nurse educators. Each is in a tenure-track position and making a huge impact on our students who are the future of nursing in Arkansas.”

The 40 honorees will be recognized in a special ceremony on Oct. 11 at the Benton Event Center in Benton.