Christine B. Eller, a member of the Nursing Department faculty at Missouri Southern, has received the 2016 Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.

Christine Eller

Christine Eller

Eller was honored Wednesday, April 13, at a ceremony in Jefferson City.

The annual award is presented to an outstanding faculty member from each of Missouri’s four-year higher-education institutions.

Eller, professor of Nursing, has served as a faculty member in the Nursing Department since 1981. In addition, she serves as coordinator of the Skills Lab in the Julio León Health Sciences Building.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Connecticut and her Master of Science degree in Pediatric Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is board certified in Pediatric Nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Before coming to Missouri Southern, Eller worked as a pediatric nurse at Duke University Medical Center and at Yale-New Haven Medical Center in Connecticut.

“I feel extremely honored to receive the award,” professor Eller comments.

“It’s very rewarding for me to see graduates from our program working in health care and practicing nursing,” she adds.