The Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders has honored Bonny Kehm, Ph.D., R.N., of Fenton, Mo., with the MONL Rising Nurse Leader of the Year Award. Kehm is the Faculty Program Director for Excelsior College in Albany, New York.
The award was presented on Thursday, Nov. 3, during an awards luncheon at the Missouri Hospital Association’s 94th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Mo.
Kehm has worked to improve nursing curriculum, expand opportunities for graduate nurses to transition from the clinical setting to academia and instill leadership skills in the science and art of nursing. At Excelsior College, her duties include curriculum development, recruitment and evaluation of faculty.
Kehm’s commitment to improving the nursing profession includes work to increase awareness of international educational opportunities for nursing faculty and students, and interprofessional education opportunities that link nursing, nutrition and health sciences education to improve interdisciplinary learning. She also has a passion for improving writing within the nursing profession.