American Academy of Nursing Announces 2015 Class of New Fellows
The Academy Will Induct 163 Nurse Leaders During Annual Policy Conference in October
Washington, D.C. (July 1, 2015) CORRECTED – The American Academy of Nursing has selected 163 nurse leaders to be inducted as Academy fellows. The induction ceremony will take place during the Academy's annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, on October 17th, 2015, in Washington, D.C.
"We are pleased to welcome this talented class of clinicians, researchers, policy leaders, educators and executives as they join the nation's thought leaders in nursing and health care," said Academy President, Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN. "We look forward to working with them to continue the Academy's work in transforming health policy and practice through the use of our collective nursing knowledge."
The Academy fellows, with the addition of this newest class, represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 24 countries.
The Academy is currently comprised of more than 2,300 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. Academy fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans and renowned scientific researchers.
Fellow selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship by two current Academy fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee's nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and well-being of all. New fellows will be eligible to use the FAAN credential (fellow of the American Academy of Nursing) after the induction ceremony takes place in October.
For more information about the Academy and the 2015 policy conference, visit http://www.AANnet.org.