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January 15, 2016

President's Message: It's Nomination Season!


Have you nominated a future Fellow lately? If so, thank you! If not, now is the time! It is one of the greatest ways to engage with the Academy and is a tremendous source of excitement and pride when your nominee is inducted. Best of all, it grows the Academys strength, network, and impact. The Academy has a little over 2400 members and while that might seem like a lot of individuals, it is comparatively small compared to other national and international professional organizations and tiny in contrast to some of the largest and most powerful advocacy and policy organizations. We are small because we are very selective. However, we know there are many individuals who could bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the Academy; they just need to be nominated, particularly in states that have a very small representation of Academy members. So, please consider nominating a colleague; nominations are due by February 12th.

Speaking of nominations; how about nominating a colleague for the honor of becoming a Living Legend or an Honorary Fellow? Or, nominate yourself or a colleague for a position on the Board of Directors, Fellow Selection Committee, or Nominating Committee. Nominations for these positions will be due in the spring so stay tuned for due dates. The honor of being a fellow is something very special. But engagement with the Academy through service can be especially rewarding. Look for more information about making the Academy one of your leadership priorities in a future Presidents Message in FAAN Mail. Meanwhile, find and nominate a new fellow!


Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN 

In Memoriam:

Judith BaigisIt is with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Dr. Judith Baigis on Jan. 2nd who was a longtime Fellow in the Academy.  Judy held a number of faculty and research roles throughout her career including Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship and Interim Dean of the Georgetown University School of Nursing, Associate Professor at The Johns Hopkins University and Associate Professor at University of Pennsylvania. She was the recipient of grants from the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Helene Fuld Health Trust. Her expertise was in health policy and public health including research in HIV/AIDS.

2016 Dues Renewal

2016 Dues

Important Dates to Keep in Mind:

  • Renew by February 1, 2016 to avoid a late fee. 
  • A $100.00 late fee will be added to the applicable dues rates on February 2, 2016.
  • If you do not renew your dues by April 1, 2016 your Academy fellowship will be lapsed.

2016 Fellowship Application

We are now accepting 2016 Fellowship Applications through February 12, 2016. Click here for more information on the application process. 

Thank You Academy Supporters

We are proud to acknowledge the generosity of our supporters and their commitment to the Academy. The list below represents Academy supporters who have made unrestricted gifts to the Rheba de Tornyay Development Fund and/or restricted gifts designated for the Institute for Nursing Leadership or Raise the Voice at the President's Circle level of $1,000 and above from December. Each dollar raised directly supports the Academy's mission of transforming health policy and practice through nursing knowledge.

  • RDT/INLIda Androwich
  • Patricia Burns
  • Susan Dean-Baar
  • Elizabeth Dowdell
  • Julie Fairman
  • Mary Dee Hacker
  • Susan Hassmiller
  • Pamela R. Jeffries
  • Paula Milone-Nuzzo
  • Judith A. Ryan
  • Kathleen J. Sawin
  • Juliann Sebastian
  • Joan Shaver
  • Gladys Sorensen
  • Cheryl and Frank Sullivan
  • Eileen Sullivan-Marx
  • Patricia Hinton Walker
  • Nancy and Jim Woods
  • Terri Weaver
Fellow Achievements
Ruth Kleinpell

Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, received funding from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for the project "Improving Care for Critically Ill Patients & Families Through Research Dissemination and Implementation".  The project will use a national e-learning collaborative to assist clinicians from 50 institutions in implementing patient centered outcomes research initiatives to improve care for acute and critically ill patients and their families.

Maria Shirey

Maria Shirey,
PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FACHE, FAANbeen named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Healthcare Quality effective January 1, 2016. Dr. Shirey is Professor and Chair, Acute, Chronic, and Continuing Care Department at UAB School of Nursing, Birmingham, Ala., and a noted expert in healthcare leadership and management.

Sharon WeinsteinSharon M. Weinstein, MS, RN, CRNI-R, FACW, FAAN, CSP received 1st place honors for B is for Balance12 steps to creating balance at home and at work, 2nd edition.  The book, published by STTI, received top honors in the Consumer Health Category in the American Journal of Nursings Book of the Year Awards, 2015.  The recognition by AJN is a true honor, and the book appeals to all audiences; we are all consumers, and we need to make balanced choices that help to minimize stress, maximize performance, and enhance health. 

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