Newsmaker: Suzan Kardong-Edgren
Noteworthy: Kardong-Edgren was selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, one of the highest achievements in her field. She is one of only 163 nursing professionals nationwide to be selected for the honor this year — and the first Robert Morris faculty member to receive the recognition.
Family: Husband, Kelly; son, Andrew, 30
Occupation: Kardong-Edgren is a professor of nursing at Robert Morris University in Moon. She is an adjunct faculty member at Washington State University and the Drexel College of Medicine.
Background: Kardong-Edgren directs the RMU Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center. She is editor-in-chief of “Clinical Simulation in Nursing” and vice president of research for the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning.
Education: She has a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a master's of nursing and Ph.D. in health studies from Texas Women's University. She is an Air Force veteran.
Quote: “In our world, being named a (Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing) is like the ‘Good Housekeeping' seal of approval.”