Press Release Dr. Lynn Bilder Appointed to NLN Advisory Council
Dr. Lynn Bilder standing outside Joyce University campus

Dr. Lynn Bilder Appointed to NLN Advisory Council

May 9, 2024

Joyce University Provost Appointed to the NLN Foundation Advisory Council

Dr. Lynn Bilder brings a wealth of nursing education & administration experience.

Salt Lake City, UT — May 9, 2024 — Joyce University is pleased to announce the appointment of Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Lynn Bilder, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, to the prestigious Advisory Council for the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education.

Dr. Bilder brings a wealth of experience to the NLN Foundation, a leading advocate for nursing faculty and leaders in nursing education. At Joyce University, she works with deans, department chairs, faculty, and others on campus to support excellence in all of the university’s academic, research, scholarly programs, and activities.

With more than 20 years in higher education, Dr. Bilder has served in various roles, including as faculty, dean, director of curriculum and program quality, and assistant vice president prior to joining Joyce University in July of 2023. Dr. Bilder is a distinguished NLN Jonas Scholar, registered nurse, and board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Bilder to the NLN Foundation Advisory Council,” said NLN Foundation Chair Patrick Robinson, PhD, RN, ACRN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, vice president of nursing, Pacific College of Health and Science. “Her extensive nursing education and leadership background will be invaluable to our team.”

Dr. Bilder’s expertise lies in Leadership Readiness and Empowerment in Nursing Education, a topic she researched extensively during her PhD in Nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her dedication to this field aligns with the NLN Foundation’s mission of promoting excellence in nursing education and increasing access to opportunities for aspiring nurses.

“The NLN Foundation does incredible work,” said Dr. Bilder. “I am honored to join forces with the Advisory Council to positively impact the lives of nursing students across the US.”

The NLN Foundation supports the National League for Nursing’s mission to advance nursing education through competitive research grants, scholarships, and other initiatives. These programs aim to cultivate a diverse and highly skilled nursing workforce to meet the nation’s growing healthcare needs.
Learn more about the NLN Foundation.


    Founded in 1979, Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences’ mission is to prepare students to serve as competent professionals, to advance their careers, and to pursue lifelong learning. Located in Draper, Utah, Joyce University is proud to have helped thousands of students across the US graduate and launch lasting healthcare careers. With a recent expansion of its pre-licensure programs to select regional locations, including Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Nevada, and New Mexico, Joyce University’s expansion enables aspiring nurses in these regions to access the same high-quality education and opportunities that have defined the institution for decades. Join them as they continue to shape the future of healthcare, one student at a time.

    Joyce University is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for the Associate of Science in Nursing degree program and by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs.

    About the National League for Nursing
    Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its nearly 45,000 individual and 1,000 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and healthcare organizations. Learn more at

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