Featured Nurse Leader

The Academy's Featured Nurse Leader section showcases the transformative work of our fellows. If you have or know a fellow that has published work or has made a difference in their community please let us know.

Bethany Hall-Long, PhD, RN, FAAN


Bethany Hall-Long, PhD, RN, FAAN, was elected Lieutenant-Governor of the State of Delaware in November. Dr. Hall-Long had previously served 14 years in the General Assembly, six as a representative and eight in the senate. She chaired the Senate Health and Social Services Committee and the Senate Community and County Affairs Committee. She also chaired task forces examining addiction, chronic disease care, and cancer rates.

Dr. Hall-Long has stated that her priorities as Lieutenant Governor will be health care issues, specifically the heroin epidemic, and efforts to curb the cost of health care while maintaining quality.

A professor at the University of Delaware School of Nursing, Dr. Hall-Long has more than 15 years of nationally funded research in nursing workforce development, nursing and health policy, and diabetes management. She was the first nursing faculty at the University of Delaware to receive the University-wide excellence in teaching award.

Dr. Hall-Long was inducted into the Academy in 2011.