The Academy recognizes a small group of Fellows as Living Legends in honor of their extraordinary contributions to the nursing profession, sustained over the course of their careers, that continues to have a positive impact.
The Living Legends nomination criteria, as recommended by the Living Legends Task Force and approved by the Board of Directors, has been updated for the 2023 application cycle to include:
- Describe the extraordinary and sustained contribution of the nominee as an exemplar and changemaker in nursing history;
- Share examples of how the nominee or nominee's work will have a positive, enduring impact on improving health policy, promoting social justice, and/or advancing health equity through their body of work to champion nursing and health care.
Please note that all other nomination and application materials will remain the same.