Clayton State University’s Dean of the College of Health, Dr. Lisa Eichelberger (Fayetteville), will be recognized this fall as a visionary leader.
In conjunction with its 60th anniversary, the School of Nursing at University of Alabama at Birmingham will honor 60 visionary leaders, a grouping that includes alumnus Eichelberger.
Recently Eichelberger, who co-authored a textbook on Nursing Theory, published the second edition of her book entitled “Understanding the Work of Nurse Theorists: A Creative Beginning.” The textbook uses art to teach nurses, the often daunting task of learning nursing theories less intimidating and more innovative.
When Eichelberger begin her career at Clayton State in 1996, she began developing a nursing theory compilation website as part of a class project in one of her courses. She has since revised, maintained, and expanded the site over the years. Her site has had more than a million hits since its inception.
Eichelberger has played a key role in the Clayton State School of Nursing (SoN) helping to establish and develop both the bachelor and master degrees in nursing. Recently, Clayton State’s SoN received its fourth Nursing Workforce Diversity grant. The SoN was awarded approximately $1,089,000 over the next three years to continue their efforts to increase the diversity of the nursing workforce.
At the age of 35, Eichelberger became Dean of the School of Nursing at Mississippi College (MC), making her one of the youngest nursing deans in the country. She served as Dean at MC for eight years prior to coming to Clayton State in 1996