Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) is pleased to share that Dora Bradley, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, has been named the recipient of the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD), Marlene Kramer Lifetime Achievement Award.
The distinguished award was created in 2016 and is bestowed by the ANPD Board of Directors to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to nursing professional development. Previous award recipients include: Dr. Marlene Kramer, Dr. Belinda Peutz and Dr. Betty Case.
“It is truly an honor to have received this award from the ANPD Board,” said Dr. Bradley. “To me a Lifetime Achievement Award is not so much about my work, it is more about the relationships I have had on this journey. The award is the outcome of mentors, career sponsors, colleagues, co-workers, leaders who challenged and inspired me and encouraged me to take risk, the naysayers and people that sometimes got in the way, plus my friends and loved ones that stood with me. To them, I say thank you.”
Dr. Bradley is a nationally recognized expert in nursing professional development and learning innovation. A Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, she has pioneered many new roles in nursing professional development and was instrumental in creating a number of partnerships between academics and practice environments. Dr. Bradley has held part and full-time appointments at major universities since 1989. She has had a joint appointment as part-time faculty with graduate status at LHSON since 2005. Dr. Bradley previously served as the Chief Clinical and Patient Learning Officer for Baylor Scott & White Health System. Currently, she is teaching in the DNP program, participating in numerous strategic and innovative initiatives and is very active in LHSON’s working with nursing education and leadership in Vietnam.