Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEF
Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Chair, Community of Acute and Chronic Care
Associate Professor (Tenured)
Department: Community of Acute and Chronic Care
Majeda El-Banna is a Tenured Associate Professor, Chair of Acute and Chronic Care Community, and Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Dr. El-Banna's leadership and research to advance nursing education and enhance student outcomes are focused on development, improvement and implementation of innovative teaching pedagogies through evidence-based research. Her sustained contribution is shifting the classroom environment from teacher-driven to student-centered learning by using pedagogical models that require higher-order reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Her unique scholarly contribution to nursing education is well recognized, nationally and internationally.
Dr. El-Banna is an American Nurse Educator Fellow (ANEF) and a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). She is a Subject Matter Expert Reviewer for the Quality Matters program. Dr. El-Banna has received the GW Bender Teaching Award and the GW School of Nursing Graduate Teaching Award. Her education research has been funded by the school, university, and foundation. Dr. El-Banna serves on a number of professional organization committees, including the National League of Nursing, American Nurses Association, Eastern Nursing Research Society, Washington Regional Nursing Research Consortium, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She was elected by popular vote as a Governor-At-Large for the National League for Nursing (NLN), 2021-2024.