Featured Nurse Leader

The Academy's Featured Nurse Leader section showcases the transformative work of our fellows. If you have or know a fellow that has published work or has made a difference in their community please let us know.

Current Featured Nurse Leader

Gloria J. McNeal, PhD, MSN, ACNS-BC, FAAN 

McNeal_Gloria_CP.jpgGloria J. McNeal, PhD, MSN, ACNS-BC, FAAN was recently named a Well-Being Champion by the AARP Public Policy Institute. Dr. McNeal was selected as part of an elite group of 10 leaders who are cultivating a culture of health in the transformation of their respective communities. Her current work focuses on improving access to care for residents of the underserved communities of Watts, Inglewood and Compton in Los Angeles County. She serves as Project Director of the National University Nurse Managed Clinic, which is a HRSA-funded virtual nurse-led project that has delivered primary care services to over 600 patients in its three years of operation. Students and faculty in eight different disciplines participate in this interprofessional collaborative practice model. Telehealth technologies are used by the clinical team to monitor biometric data remotely.

Read the full article here: AARP Well-Being Champions: Building a Culture of Health Booklet. Or click here to see a short video clip of the AARP Well-Being Champions.

Dr. McNeal was inducted into the Academy in 2006.