Judith A. Halstead



Judith A. Halstead, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN is a professor emerita at Indiana University School of Nursing and an independent nursing education consultant. She currently is an adjunct clinical professor for the University of Florida School of Nursing and has served as an adjunct professor at Duke University School of Nursing and the University of Evansville School of Nursing.

Previously she was the founding executive director of the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation in Washington, DC, a position she held from 2014-2021. She served as executive associate dean for academic affairs at Indiana University School of Nursing from 2004 – 2014. She was also a professor of nursing at the University of Southern Indiana School of Nursing and Health Professions where she served as director of instructional Services and resources and director of the undergraduate nursing program. She received her BSN and her MSN from the University of Evansville, and her PhD from Indiana University. She was a student in the first nursing class that studied at Harlaxton Manor in Grantham, England and has returned to Harlaxton several times to teach nursing and health care courses.

Dr. Halstead has over forty years of experience in nursing education with expertise in online education, nurse educator competencies, accreditation, and program evaluation. She is co-editor of the award winning and widely referenced book on nursing education, Teaching in Nursing: A Guide for Faculty, now in its 7th edition and celebrating 25 years in publication. She served as the president of the National League for Nursing from 2011-2013.

Dr. Halstead is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Sigma Theta Tau International Elizabeth Russell Belford Excellence in Education Award, the Indiana University School of Nursing Top 100 Legacy Leaders Award, and an Indiana University Bicentennial Medal of Honor recipient. She is a fellow in the NLN Academy of Nursing Education and the American Academy of Nursing.