Shellye Vardaman, PhD, RN-BC, CNE

Upon joining the ACEN Board of Commissioners, Dr. Vardaman already had six (6) years under her belt of serving as an ACEN peer evaluator team member, team chair, and on the Evaluation Review Panel. She is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Troy University, and being among the longest tenured members of the Troy University School of Nursing has allowed Dr. Vardaman to serve in multiple roles across virtually all of Troy University’s nursing programs. In addition to her primary role as a nurse educator and program coordinator, Dr. Vardaman continues her clinical practice as a PRN staff nurse at a local hospital ICU. She also holds certifications as a Certified Nurse Educator and Board Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse.

Dr. Vardaman holds membership in professional organizations, having most notably served as an officer of the local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society for Nursing since 2001. She has also served STTI on the international level – elected to the International Governance Committee; co-chair of the International Charter Review Taskforce; member of the International Bylaws Taskforce; a regional Awards Committee; and her local chapter’s delegate to the international conference on multiple occasions. Currently, Dr. Vardaman serves as the chapter president for Troy University’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi and was the delegate for the 2016 convention.