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From the President
Diana MasonRecently, a board member reached out to another fellow who was a colleague in her place of employment. The colleague said that she didn't think she would renew her fellowship since she didn't know what the Academy did. The board member asked her colleague if she read the Academy pages in Nursing Outlook, or read FAAN Mail, or visited the Academy's website regularly, or attended the annual policy conference. The colleague said she did not. We know that about 34% of fellows open FAAN mail. It's a quick, easy way to keep abreast of some of the work of the Academy and our fellows. But it's concerning that more don't open it. What are we missing? How would you like for us to share with you the significant work that the Academy has been doing?

The board of directors is committed to strengthening the Academy's capacity to move forward on our strategic plan. We recently contracted with a development consultant to conduct an analysis of the Academy's resources. Our thanks to the 18% who responded to the online survey and to the 25 fellows who participated in one-hour, in-person interviews.

The consultant's report was quite interesting, including finding that some fellows are not sure whether the Academy is an honorific organization or one with a mission. The Academy has been moving forward over the past years in being able to better live up to its mission of serving "the public and nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge." So the confusion may be a part of our growth and maturation. Or it may be that we are not doing a good enough job of communicating with fellows about the Academy's work.

The board has discussed the report and its implications at our last two board meetings. One of the actions that the board is taking in response to the report is to invest in its own training to ensure that we are a "high-performing board," including through excellence in living up to our fiduciary responsibilities. One example of the board's commitment to excellence in governance is its 100% participation in giving to the Rheba de Tornyay Fund.

The board is also actively reaching out to fellows and others to discuss our most important initiatives. We are here to serve, but we need you to do your part. We welcome your contributions and engagement. We welcome your full support of the many initiatives on which we are working. The Academy is thriving. We hope that you will stay connected. If you have suggestions for improving how we communicate with you, please let me know at Diana_Mason@aannet.org.

Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN
President
Upcoming Conferences
Academy's 2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference Council's 2014 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research
October 16–18, 2014
Grand Hyatt Washington
September 18–20, 2014
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Policy

Senate Confirmation of Linda Schwartz. Today (July 31) is the last session day before the Senate's one month August recess. If you are inclined, please call senator Harry Reid (202-224-3542) and urge a vote on Dr. Linda Schwartz's nomination as Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Policy and Planning before the session closes.

Protecting Women from Gun Violence. Representing the Academy, fellow Jackie Campbell delivered stunning testimony before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on July 30 on her research on domestic violence homicide of women. The Academy is pleased to endorse S.1290 Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

Jackie Campbell delivered stunning testimony
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.
Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Media Award
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Katie Couric Celebrates Nurses

Watch Couric Celebrate NursingOn her talk show, Katie Couric interviewed Academy president Diana Mason as part of Couric's celebration of nurses. Couric also interviewed Carolyn Jones and discussed the documentary, "The American Nurse," and she interview nurses working in prisons and military medical units. Watch it here.

Fellow Appointments
Sally S. Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN, was appointed editor-in-chief of Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice.
Support your Academy!
Please remember to make a gift to the Academy's Rheba de Tornyay Development Fund.
Schools of Nursing Celebrate Centennials
Carolyn J. Yocom, PhD, RN, FAAN and Marilyn D. Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, were two of the ten initial inductees into the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing Hall of Fame on May 16, 2014, during the 100th Anniversary Celebrations of the hospital and school.
Celebrate with the FNINR on October 15, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC Register for the Gala!
Career Opportunities
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Awards & Recognition
Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN, will receive the National Association of Neonatal Nurses' Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to neonatal nursing.

Claire Caruso, PhD, RN, FAAN received the RADM Julia Plotnick Publication Award for Health/Nursing Policy for her book chapter, "Shift Work and Long Work Hours" in Occupational Ergonomics – Principles and Applications (2012; Eds: A Bhattacharya & J McGlothlin). This award recognizes a publication by a nurse in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that informs and educates consumers and/or healthcare practitioners about significant health related issues.
Barbara DosseyBarbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC received the American Holistic Nurses Association Lifetime Achievement Award.
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July 15, 2014
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
See new opportunities on the Academy jobs site.
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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
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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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Only 7 Days Left to Submit Your Abstracts

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.

Review the guidelines and submit your abstract.

Reception Sponsorships

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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
Support your Academy's mission, please donate today.

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Career Opportunities

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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
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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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ACTION ALERT: Getting the record straight on veteran care.

On this morning's Morning Joe, Katty Kay, a reporter from BBC World News America, said that only 10% of veterans seek care at private facilities. (Watch at minute 3:36)

That is FALSE. In truth, nearly 75% of veterans use private facilities for care. As a result, it is vitally important that non-VA health professionals learn about the unique care of military veterans and their families.

Contact MSNBC and demand that they provide a correction:

Contact Katty Kay on Twitter and make sure she doesn't misstate this information again.

Misinformation only harms our veterans.
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From the Academy President

If a journalist calls the Academy asking to interview someone with your expertise, will we find you in our database?

When PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute) asks us for recommendations for an advisory panel and you are the perfect match, will we know it?

The Academy has a database of all of our fellows, but it contains minimal information unless you provide us with the additional information that can help us identify someone with your expertise for various purposes.

In keeping with Strategic Goal #3: Position nurses to lead change to improve health and health care and drive policy, the Academy recently posted a list of the appointments that our fellows hold, but it's only as complete as the information in the database.

Update your information today. We are working on new appointments and want to know about your experience and interests.  I know that I search the database regularly to identify fellows with expertise in specific areas. And the Academy is working on refining this database. We'll alert you when it changes; but, for now, make sure we know about you.

Diana J. Mason
PhD, RN, FAAN
President

Fellows in the News
Veteran Health
A letter to the editor by Diana Mason, Academy president, and Linda Schwartz, Connecticut Veterans Affairs commissioner, was published in the New York Times. They wrote about the need for the private health sector to become more educated about their patients' military background.
Health Professionals Pay
Also in the New York Times, Connie M. Ulrich, associate professor, University of Pennsylvania, wrote a letter to the editor urging for pay equity for nurses.
School Nurses Save Money
Martha Engelke, professor, East Carolina University, commented in a Reuters article about a study showing that full-time RNs in schools saved money.

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Edge Runner Application
Do you know a nurse that has demonstrated innovative models of care? Nominate them as a Raise the Voice Edge Runner. To be considered this quarter, applications must be submitted TODAY. Learn more »
Fellow Achievements
Maria R. Shirey, assistant dean, University of Alabama at Birmingham has been selected to receive the Alumni Legacy Leader Award from Indiana University.
Rhonda Anderson, CEO, Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz, received the American Hospital Association's 2014 Award of Honor.
2014 AONE Awards

The Prism Diversity Award was given to Gaurdia Banister, executive director of the Institute for Patient Care at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The Mentor Award was given to Pat McFarland, CEO, Association of California Nurse Leaders.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Suzanne P. Smith, former editor-in-chief emerita, Journal of Nursing Administration.

The Honorary Member Award was given to Susan Hassmiller, senior adviser for nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Modern Health:
Most Influential in Healthcare

Modern Health has announced its 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare competition. The Academy has a number of fellows and honorary fellows on the list. We hope you consider voting for them. Voting ends on June 13.

Fellows on the list:

  • Geraldine "Polly" Bednash, CEO, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Karen Daley, president, American Nurses Association
  • Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Beverly Malone, CEO, National League for Nursing
  • Diana Mason, president, American Academy of Nursing
  • Peter Pronovost, senior VP for patient safety and quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Marla Weston, CEO, American Nurses Association

Make sure Academy fellows are on the final list! VOTE!

Service Opportunities

PCORI recently engaged Mathematica Policy Research and its partners—AcademyHealth, Palladian Partners, and WebMD—to develop a Dissemination & Implementation Action Plan for PCORI-funded research that can guide efforts to speed implementation and use of evidence in clinical decision-making and practice. Consider giving your input »

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. Please contact the Academy for more information.

Career Opportunities

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