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August 31, 2015
Conference Sponsorship Deadline Extended:


One month left to pre-register for the 2015 Annual Conference.

The American Academy of Nursing annual policy conference will identify ways nurses are transforming health and building a better care delivery system. This three day conference will showcase the extraordinary work nurses are undertaking to drive policy changes that meet the health needs of individuals and populations. 

Tweeting about the conference? Make sure to use #AAN15. 

Deadline Extended: Submit Nominations for Academy Media and Aging Awards

The Academy is accepting nominations for the Excellence in Media Award until September 4, 2015. The award recognizes exemplary journalism that reports on health or health care with accurate and appropriate inclusion of nurses’ contributions or perspectives. Submit a nomination for the media award today! 

The Academy is also accepting nominations for John A. Hartford Foundation Nurse Leader in Aging award until September 4, 2015. The award is designed to recognize leadership and significant achievements, contributions, productivity, competence and mentorship in the field of aging. Submit a nomination for the aging award today! 

Veterans Recognition

As we have done in the past, the Academy will recognize all fellows who have served or currently serve in the United States uniformed military in the November/December issue of Nursing Outlook. If you wish to be recognized please be sure your Academy profile is updated with your veteran status by September 10, 2015.  

Register for FNINR Gala Celebration, October 14th

The Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research will be holding its 2015 Gala Celebration of NINR on Wednesday, October 14, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. 

FNINR is expecting over 1,000 nurse researchers, deans of nursing schools, presidents of medical schools, faculty, senior management of health-related associations, corporate and community leaders as well as members of Congress and their health care and legislative staffs at the 2015 Gala!

Register now to attend!

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 at the President's Circle level of $1,000 and above in July. Each dollar raised directly supports the Academy's mission of transforming health policy and practice through nursing knowledge.

  • Clara Adams-Ender
  • Jane Banrsteine
  • Pamela Cipriano
  • Nancy DeBasio
  • Suzanne Feetham
  • Evelynn Gioella
  • Linda Groah
  • Elsie Gulick
  • William Holzemer
  • Tara Hulsey
  • Janet Meininger
  • Susan Morrison
  • Georgia Narsavage
  • Marilyn Rantz
  • Patricia Seifert
  • Shirley Smoyak
  • Patricia Stone
  • Jane Swanson
  • Joan Vitello-Cicciu

Reminder: President's Circle members who plan to attend the 2015 President's Circle Reception on Friday October 16, 2015 in Washington, DC should email their RSVP to Joshua_Phoebus@AANnet.org by September 18, 2015

ICYMI: Academy Announces 2015 Honorary Fellows

The Academy has announced three individuals who will receive the designation of Honorary Fellow for their contributions to nursing and health care. Read the full announcement.

In Memoriam:

Louis Stokes, LLD, FAAN, died on August 18, at 90 years old in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a Honorary Fellow of the Academy. As a former Congressman, Louis Stokes lead an iconic career in public life which assures him a place as one of the most revered, respected and powerful figures in Cleveland history.

The older brother of former Mayor Carl B. Stokes had an aggressive form of cancer, diagnosed in late June. 

A proud, personable and gracious man whose dress and manner exuded dignity, Stokes never wanted to be a politician, aspiring instead to become Cleveland's leading black lawyer. 

But the reluctant officeholder who came to Congress in 1969 left it 30 years later as a towering political figure both in Washington and at home. 

Mayor Frank Jackson was one of dozens to publicly mourn the death of his longtime friend.

"Congressman Louis Stokes' long career in public life was a model of how to serve with dignity, integrity and honor," Jackson said. "His service paved the way for many who would follow in both public and private careers. I know full well that, but for him, I would have never had the opportunity to become mayor." Read more. 

Fellow Achievements:

Kathy Apple, MS, RN, FAAN, will be presented with the National League for Nursing's (NLN) President’s Award. Apple is currently the CEO of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. 

The prestigious NLN President's Award reflects the priority the NLN gives to publicly recognizing leadership at a time and place designed to convey its importance to the widest possible audience of colleagues and peers in nursing education. 

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, and Dean of the Ohio State University College of Nursing, was invited to the Million Hearts® Leadership Roundtable in August, a national initiative lead by the CDC. The event brought together Million Hearts partners in an effort to expand the impact of the initiative and reach its ultimate goal: prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Ohio State was the first university-wide institution to partner with Million Hearts in this historic effort.

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