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Vote in Leadership Election
If you haven't already, cast your vote in the 2014 Academy Leadership Elections. Current fellows have through Friday, August 15, to submit their electronic ballot. Honorary fellows and new fellow inductees are not eligible to vote. Review the candidates and vote.
Policy
The Academy joined the Nursing Community to support S. 2154/ H.R. 4290, to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program. The legislation would fund the EMSC program for FY2015–2019. This is the only federal program that focuses specifically on improving the pediatric components of the emergency medical services system.

Building on last year's National Defense Authorization Act to address sexual assault within the military by establishing appropriate training requirements for personnel performing sexual assault examinations, Sen. Boxer will introduce a bill that requires each military branch to ensure a 40-hour didactic standard for SANE training. The Academy joined the International Association of Forensic Nurses to send a letter to Sen. Boxer in support of this legislation.
Have You Ever Served in the Military?
NEW LAW. Connecticut passed a new requirement for hospitals in its state to ask all patients if they are military veterans. The Academy is working to emulate this law in other states.

FELLOW OP-ED. Rose Constantino, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN, expressed her concerns about veteran care in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette and urged private sector clinicians to ask, "Have you ever served in the military?"

PACKETS SHIPPED. Last month, the Academy shipped informational packets to 1,400 Federally Qualified Health Centers and 500 mental health clinics nationwide. This is the initiative's largest rollout to date.

PERSONAL STORIES. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics will publish a collection of personal stories from war veterans (combat and non-combat) about meeting their health care needs. Veterans’ stories may address a variety of health care needs, and a variety of health care settings. Contact the Academy for more information. Deadline is August 30.
Upcoming Conferences
American Academy of Nursing's Policy Conference Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science's
Research Conference
October 16–18, 2014
Grand Hyatt Washington
September 18–20, 2014
The Washington Hilton
Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Media Award
The Academy is accepting nominations for outstanding works of journalism in health and healthcare with accurate and appropriate inclusion of nurses’ contributions or perspectives.

If you know of such journalist, please nominate or encourage them to enter. Nominations are due August 31, 2014. See award site for more details.
Nursing Ethics for the 21st Century:
A Blueprint for Action
The Academy is a strategic partner with the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and School of Nursing for the National Nursing Ethics Summit in August 2014. The invitational event, Nursing Ethics for the 21st Century: A Blueprint for Action, will bring together prominent nurse ethicists, professional nursing organizations and key stakeholders. Together, they will help define the priorities and components of a call to action and strategic agenda for nursing ethics for the United States.
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Fellow Appointments
Jackie Rowles, MBA, CRNA, ANP-BC, FAAPM, FAAN, was elected as president of the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists.

Kerri D. Schuiling, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN recently began her position as the new dean of the College of Health Science and Professional Studies at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI. She is the first nurse to hold this position at the university.

Ann Scanlon McGinity, PhD, RN, FAAN, recently became chief operating officer of Houston Methodist Global Services.

Karen McQuillan, RN, MS, CNS-BC, CCRN, CNRN, FAAN, was elected president-elect of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

AnnMarie Papa, DNP, RN, CEN, NE-BC, FAEN, FAAN, was appointed VP and CNO at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery.

Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN, was named dean of the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science at the College of New Jersey.

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, was appointed to the National Quality Forum’s Behavioral Health Standing Committee.

Brenda Marion Nevidjon, RN, MSN, FAAN, was named CEO of the Oncology Nursing Society.
Thank You June Supporters!
The Academy would like to thank the following for their recent contributions to theRheba de Tornyay Development Fund:
  • Nancy & James Artinian
  • Susan Boehm
  • Dorothy Brundage
  • Ann Cain
  • Mary Chesney
  • Barbara Durand
  • Barbara Habermann
  • Sharon Horner
  • Mary Kamienski
  • Kathleen Malloch
  • DeAnne Messias
  • Todd Monroe
  • Joan Stout
  • Ana Valadez
  • Zane Wolf

By making a gift of $1,000 or greater, the Academy would like to welcome the following to the 2014 President's Circle:

  • Jane Barnsteiner
  • Bobbie Berkowitz
  • Ruth Lubic
  • Angela McBride
  • Jeanne Novotny
  • Sharon Pappas
  • Shirley Smoyak
  • Eileen Sporing
  • Eileen Sullivan-Marx
  • Debra Toney
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Career Opportunities
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Schools of Nursing Celebrate Centennials
As reported in last issue of FAAN Mail, both the Ohio State University and Indiana University Schools of Nursing are celebrating their centennials this year. As part of their celebrations, they are recognizing 100 outstanding alumni. There were so many fellows recognized that we unintentionally left out some fellows.

From Indiana University:
Rose Mays, PhD, RN, FAAN

From Ohio State:
Jeri A. Milstead, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Nursing Outlook iPad app now available!

New FREE benefit to fellows and subscribers.

Download today!
Awards & Recognition
Nancy O. DeBasio, PhD, RN, FAAN, received the Distinguished Graduate Award from the Wagner College Alumni Association.

Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN was the inaugural Barbara Dunderdale Day Distinguished Lecturer at the Massachusetts’s General Hospital.

Debi Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN, was chosen as the Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse of the Year from the Oncology Certification Corporation/Oncology Nursing Society.
ANA 2014 National Awards
Robert V. Piemonte, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, was inducted into the ANA Hall of Fame, which recognizes a lifelong commitment to nursing and the nurses’ impact on the health or social history of the United States.

Michael L. Evans, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, received the Luther Christman Award for contributions that an individual man in nursing has made to the profession of nursing.

Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN, received the Distinguished Membership Award for outstanding leadership and participation in and contributions to the purposes of the ANA.
NLN Names 2014 Academy of Nursing Education Fellows
  • Janet Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
  • Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Maria Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
  • Roberta Waite, EdD, CNS-BC, FAAN
  • Helen Connors, PhD, RN, FAAN
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In Memoriam
Diane O. McGivern, PhD, RN, FAAN, a longtime leader at NYU College Nursing, died a few weeks ago after a long illness. Please read a letter from Eileen Sullivan-Marx, the current dean of NYUCN, on Dr. McGivern's influence.

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American Academy of Nursing Announces Strong Support for the Rights of LGBT Individuals Who Are Hospitalized  

Washington, D.C. (February 23, 2015) – The American Academy of Nursing announced its strong support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people who are hospitalized to have the right to visitation by their family of choice, or designee; to have access to their hospitalized loved ones; and to make decisions on their behalf. 

“The Academy fully supports equal rights for LGBT patients and their families. Though a majority of hospitals in the U.S. have policies granting equal rights to LGBT patients—as is now required by Medicare rules and Joint Commission standards—many are not in compliance or have requirements that are too difficult to meet, causing inequality to persist. This must change,” said Academy President, Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN. 

The Academy’s policy brief, titled, “Same-sex partnership rights: Health care decision-making and hospital visitation,” was published in the Academy’s journal, Nursing Outlook, and was developed by the Academy’s Expert Panel on LGBTQ Health. 

The Academy’s position as stated in the policy brief: 

“The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) strongly supports the rights of LGBT individuals who are hospitalized, as well as the rights of their family of choice (or designee) to have access to their hospitalized loved ones, and to make decisions on their behalf. The Academy has a strong record of opposing health inequalities and advancing a culturally competent workforce (AAN, 2012). Support of visitation rights for LGBT individuals will contribute to achieving access to high-quality, comprehensive, culturally sensitive, dignified and respectful health care for all persons. 

“The Academy therefore declares its support for the rights of LGBT persons in hospital visitation for their partners and children.” 

Click to view the entire policy brief. 

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June 16, 2014
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Submit your research abstract for presentation at the Academy's annual policy conference in Washington, DC, this October. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 23.

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In the News
Veteran Health
Academy CEO Cheryl Sullivan in a letter to the Indianapolis Star wrote that Congress is partly to blame for the VA scandal. By failing to appoint key assistant secretary positions, the VA cannot run to its fullest potential.
Living Legend Profiled
Margaret Shandor Miles, an 2013 Academy Living Legend, was profiled in Working Nursing.
Policy Update
The Academy the applauds Medicare for now covering hepatitis C virus testing for high risk groups.
Fellow Achievements
Anne Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN, to become next dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Kristen M. Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN, was appointed dean of Seattle University School of Nursing.
Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation named Deborah Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN, as the 2014 Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse of the Year.
Thank You May Supporters!

The Academy would like to thank the following for their recent contributions to the Rheba de Tornyay Development Fund:

  • Kathryn Fiandt
  • Rana Limbo
  • Mary-Vesta Marston-Scott
  • Mary Maryland
  • Marilyn Ray

By making a gift of $1,000 or greater, the Academy would like to welcome the following to the 2014 President's Circle:

  • Lauren Aaronson
  • Jane Englebright
  • Susan Groenwald
  • Fran Hicks
  • Jeri Milstead
  • L. Kathleen Sekula
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June 30, 2014
Welcome 2014 Class of Fellows
Last week, the 2014 class of fellows was announced. The Academy will induct 168 nurse leaders into the fellowship at the 2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference in October. See the full roster.
Vote in Leadership Election
The Academy offices will be closed July 4. We wish everyone a fun and safe holiday.
Voting is now open for the 2014 Academy elections. Current fellows in good standing have through Friday, August 15, to submit their electronic ballot to elect fellows for volunteer leadership positions. Honorary fellows and new fellow inductees are not eligible to vote in this election. Review the candidates and vote
Policy

Acting secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson today convened a panel to recommend the next under secretary for Health for the Veterans Health Administration. Of the nine members, two are fellows: Lt. General Patricia Horoho, MSN, MS, RN, FAAN, and Major General (ret.) Nancy Adams, MSN, BSN, RN, FAAN

Sally S. Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the 2014–2015 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies. Dr. Cohen will influence health policies effecting bullying.

Upcoming Conferences
American Academy of Nursing's Policy Conference Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science's
Research Conference
October 16–18, 2014
Grand Hyatt Washington
September 18–20, 2014
The Washington Hilton
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Fellow Achievements

Brenda Cleary, PhD, RN, FAAN, recently won a 3-way primary, bringing in over 70% of the vote across nine counties to become the Democratic candidate for the US House of Representative in North Carolina congressional district 13. She will now face George Holding (R) in the general election.

Fellow Appointments

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) announced the appointment of three new members to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR), which two are fellows: Nancy Redeker, PhD, RN, and Meredeth A. Rowe, PhD, RN.

Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, was elected president of the American Nurses Association

Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN, took office as president of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

John Daly,PhD, RN, FACN, FAAN, has been appointed editor in chief of Journal of Nursing Management

National League for Nursing named Judith A. Halstead, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, as executive director of its new accreditation division.

H. Michael Dreher, PhD, RN, FAAN, become dean of the School of Nursing at the College of New Rochelle this earlier this month.

Chandice Covington, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN, was named dean of the Kaplan University School of Nursing.

Patricia G. Morton, PhD, RN, was named dean of the University of Utah School of Nursing.

Meredith Wallace Kazer, Ph.D., APRN, FAAN, has been appointed to a two-year term as dean of the Fairfield University's School of Nursing.

Linda Sarna, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been appointed acting dean of the UCLA School of Nursing as of July 1, 2014.  She will serve a one-year term while dean Courtney Lyder, ND, ScD(Hon), is on leave.

Michael Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named interim dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing, effective August 1.

Awards & Recognition

Carrie B. Lenburg, RN, EdD, FAAN, ANEF, and Loretta C. Ford, RN, PNP, EdD, FAAN, FAANP, both were honored with American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’s Pioneering Spirit Award. Both have been recognized as Academy Living Legends.

Afaf Ibrahim Meleis, PhD, DrPS(hon.), FAAN, FRCN, received UPenn’s Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Researcher Award

Rhonda Anderson, DNS, RN, FACHE, FAAN, received the American Hospital Association’s 2014 Award of Honor.

Anita Nirenberg, PhD, RN, FAAN, AOCNP, received the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Susan C. McMillan, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, received the Distinguished Researcher Award at ONS’s annual congress.

Barbara Drew, PhD, RN, FAAN, was just selected as the 2014 Distinguished Scientist by American Heart Association. This is the first time that a nurse scientist has been selected and of the six nominees selected this year, Dr. Drew is the only nurse and woman. 

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has announced the recipients for our latest round of annual research grants, and they each happen to be fellows of the Academy. More information on their research is linked: Norma Metheny, PhD MSN RN FAAN; Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN (current Academy board member); and Carol Pavlish, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Angela McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN, received an honorary doctor of science degree from Indiana University for overseeing unprecedented growth and development of nursing programs at the university. Dr. McBride is a 2006 Living Legend and a former Academy president.

Col. Marla De Jong received the University of Maryland School of Nursing 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Jill Bormann, PhD, RN, FAAN, received the Psychiatric Nurse of the Year Award for Advanced Practice Nursing from the San Diego Society of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurses, and she also received Jo Anne Powell Award for Excellence in Nursing Research from the American Nurses Association/California.

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Schools of Nursing Celebrate Centennials

Both the Ohio State University and Indiana University Schools of Nursing are celebrating their centennials this year. As part of their celebrations they are recognizing 100 outstanding alumni. Many of who are fellows:

Ohio State University: Indiana University:
  • Karen Ahijevych, PhD, RN, FAAN,
  • Linda Amos, EdD, RN, FAAN
  • Ann Cain, PhD, RN, CNS-PMH, FAAN,
  • Jeanne Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN,
  • Kathy Peppe, RN, MS, FAAN
  • Pamela Dickerson, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
  • Pat Donahue, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Nancy Reynolds, PhD, RN, C-NP, FAAN
  • Marilyn Rothert, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Ellen Rudy, PhD, RN, FAAN,
  • Nancy Ryan-Wenger, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN
  • Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, FAAN, FNAP
  • Pam Salsberry, PhD, FAAN,
  • Janet Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
  • Cheryl Schmidt, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
  • Barbara Given, PhD, FAAN,
  • Davina Gosnell, RN, PhD, FAAN
  • Ethelrine Shaw-Nickerson, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Mary Lou Sole, FAAN, FCCM
  • Lynn Sommers, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Colleen Keller, PhD, RN-C, FNP, FAHA, FNAP, APRN, FAAN
  • Kathy Stone, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Jill Kilanowski, PhD, APRN, CPNP, FAAN
  • Gayle Timmerman, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN
  • Toni Tripp-Reimer, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Fran Vlasses, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN
  • Barbara Warren, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, PMH, FAAN
  • Ada Lindsey, PhD, FAAN
  • Marie Lobo, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Clarann Weinert, SC, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Elizabeth Madigan, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Patricia Yoder-Wise, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, ANE
  • Margaret H. Applegate, RN, BSN, MSNEd, EdD, FAAN
  • Joan K. Austin, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Hattie M. Bessent, EdD, MSN, RN, FAAN
  • Marjorie M. Beyers, RN, PhD, FAAN   
  • Jo Ann Brooks, PhD, RN, CMQ, FAAN, FCCP
  • Jeanette G. Chamberlain, EdD, RN, FAAN
  • Victoria Lee Champion, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Brenda Lewis Cleary, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Ruth E. Davidhizar, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, FAAN
  • Patricia R. Ebright, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN
  • Judith A. Halstead, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
  • Nancy C. Sharts-Hopko, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
  • Dorothy A. Jones, RNC, EdD, FAAN, FNI
  • Carole Ann Kenner, RNC, NNP, PhD, FAAN
  • Jane Marie Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Karren Ellen Kowalski, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN
  • M. Cynthia Logsdon, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN
  • Sally Lechlitner Lusk, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN
  • Brenda L. Lyon, PhD, CNS, FAAN
  • Margaret Scisney-Matlock, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Anna M. McDaniel, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Usha Menon, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Susan J. Pressler, PhD, FAAN, FAHA
  • F. Patrick Robinson, PhD, RN, ACRN, CNE, FAAN
  • Kathleen J. Sawin, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN   
  • Maria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
  • Lillian Gatlin Stokes, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Susan Noble Walker, MS, EdD, RN, FAAN
  • Lorraine O. Walker, RN, EdD, MPH, FAAN
  • Nell Watts, MSN, RN, FAAN
  • Diana J. Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Gail A. Wolf, RN, PhD, FAAN
In Memoriam

Ursula Springer, PhD, FAAN, owner and president of Springer Publishing Company from 1970–2004, died peacefully in March near her home in Tuxedo, NY. Dr. Springer was inducted as an honorary fellow in 2002. Learn more about her influential life

Phyllis N. Stern, DNS, RN, FAAN, professor emeritus at Indiana University School of Nursing, died May 4. She was inducted into the fellowship in 1981 and was named a Living Legend in 2008. Read more about her contributions to the profession.

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American Academy of Nursing Launches
Jonas Policy Scholars

Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare funds Policy Scholars to work with Academy Expert Panels

WASHINGTON, DC (November 20, 2014) The American Academy of Nursing (Academy), an organization dedicated to advancing health policy and practice, today announced the  Jonas Policy Scholars Program. Funded by the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare with a $125,000 grant, this new initiative of the Academy will recruit 12 highly qualified doctoral and post-doctoral nursing students for a two-year experience whereby they will be matched with an expert panel to learn from leading nursing experts about major health policy issues. 

“The Academy is grateful to the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare for supporting the development of nurses to lead the policy work that is needed to create healthy communities and to transform our health care system,” said Academy President Diana J. Mason. 

The Jonas Policy Scholars will create a pipeline of early-career nursing scholars who will contribute to shaping practice, education, and research policy relevant to nursing and the work of the Academy of Nursing; provide a mechanism for Academy expert panel leaders to mentor early-career Jonas Policy Scholars on key issues relevant to the panel’s area of focus and strategies for shaping those policies; and support expert panel chairs in advancing work to inform and shape policy and improve the health of the public. 

“U.S. healthcare is in the midst of an immense shift and nurses are among the most qualified professionals able to ensure the highest quality healthcare going forward. Serving on the frontlines of care, nurses give voice to patient issues and their advocacy is needed at the policy table,” says Darlene Curley, MS, RN, FAAN, Executive Director of the Jonas Center and former state representative of Maine, where she also served on the Health Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures and the State’s Long-term Care Oversight Committee. “With the Academy, the Jonas Center is advancing its goal to help prepare nurses to play leadership roles in creating a more effective healthcare system.”

Jonas Policy Scholars are selected based on evidence of scholarship, including publications, presentations, honors and awards; evidence of leadership experience; and match between the applicant’s interest area and at least one healthcare issue addressed through the expert panels.

The first cohort of six Jonas Policy Scholars (2014-2016) and their expert panels are:

  • Sunny Hallowell, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania, Breastfeeding Expert Panel
  • Emerson Ea, Duquesne University School of Nursing, Cultural Competence & Health Equity Expert Panel
  • Alicia Rossiter, University of South Florida College of Nursing, Military/Veterans Health Expert Panel
  • Laura Brennaman, University of New Mexico College of Nursing,  Psychiatric/Mental Health/Substance Abuse Expert Panel
  • Kathy Simmonds, University of Rhode Island College  of Nursing, Primary Care Expert Panel
  • Joan Ching, Seattle University College of Nursing, Quality Health Expert Panel

The expert panels are one of the major forces within the Academy for developing new knowledge, promoting collaboration, and shaping policy.  The panels provide a flexible and efficient mechanism by which emerging issues within the nursing profession and concerns for the health of the public are addressed.  Each utilizes members’ critical knowledge, analytical skills, and networks to review the current research and issues within the field, to take action as appropriate in addressing key issues, and to make recommendations on projects and/or initiatives the Academy should undertake to transform healthcare policy and practice.

The collaboration builds on the successful Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholars Program,launched in 2008 to address the shortage of nursing faculty and to grow the field of nurse leaders. The Jonas Center currently supports 335 doctoral scholars nationwide; it has nearly 270 Jonas Scholar alumni. Its goal is to support 1,000 scholars by 2016. Jonas Policy Scholars Emerson Ea and Kathy Simmonds are also current Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars (2014-2016); Alicia Rossiter is an alumna of the Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program.

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About the American Academy or Nursing
The American Academy of Nursing (www.AANnet.org) serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. The Academy's more than 2,300 Fellows are nursing's most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice, and research. They have been recognized for their extraordinary contributions to nursing and the promotion of the health of the public through evidence-based health policies.

About the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare
In 2006, Barbara and Donald Jonas established the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare (formerly known as the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence), the leading national philanthropic funder dedicated to improving healthcare by advancing nursing scholarship, leadership and innovation. Its two main programs are the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program, which aims to address the dire shortage of nursing faculty by preparing nurses with doctoral degrees to step into this critical role, and the Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program, which seeks to improve the health of veterans by supporting doctoral-level nursing candidates committed to advancing veterans’ healthcare. These programs currently support 335 doctoral scholars nationwide and have nearly 270 alumni. The Jonas Center’s goal is to support 1,000 scholars by 2016.

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Cheryl G. Sullivan                   
CherylSullivan@AANnet.org, 202-777-1167

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