NAM Scholar-in-Residence

National Academy of Medicine Nurse Scholar-in-Residence 

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM)’s Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence program provides a year-long residential health policy opportunity in Washington, DC. The immersion experience supports the engagement of nurse leaders in a prominent role in health policy at the national level and facilitates their interaction with other health fellows and scholars. The American Academy of Nursing (Academy), the American Nurses Association (ANA), and the American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation), in partnership with NAM, support this program. The program seeks individuals who have the capacity and skills to generate policy for issues of special interest and the ability to promote greater public understanding. Applicants with demonstrated success in promoting health equity are strongly encouraged to apply.


The application cycle for the 2022-2023 Nurse Scholar-in-Residence has closed.


Selected candidates will be invited for an interview in early 2022. The final selection will be announced in Spring 2022. The start of the one-year program will begin September 1, 2022 and run through August 31, 2023.

A review committee comprised of representatives from NAM and the three funding organizations (Academy, ANA, the Foundation) will review all applications. Top candidates will be invited for an in-person interview. Decisions will be based on application criteria, references, and the in-person interview.

Questions can be directed to Christine Murphy, Senior Director of Policy, at or Justin Cowling, Policy and Inclusivity Coordinator, at


  • Participation in NAM activities and work.
  • Support of NAM activities based on current and previous employment, personal research endeavors, and evidence from the literature or other such grey literature.
  • Completion of a self-initiated study that impacts policy designed and executed following the health policy phase of the scholar’s experience and aligns with current NAM priorities while addressing a relevant or national health/nursing priority.
  • A minimum of one policy-oriented paper in chosen area of study to be submitted for referring publication within six months of completion of program (i.e., as part of a NAM report or as an article in the Academy’s Nursing Outlook or ANA’s American Nurse Today journals).
  • Quarterly leadership meetings (two in-person, two via phone) with funding organizations as well as bi-monthly status reports.
  • Maintain confidentiality of the work, as appropriate.
  • Final report provided to the Academy, ANA, and the Foundation Boards of activities and accomplishments within 60 days of completion of program.

Q&A Webinar

Learn more about the program in this Q&A Webinar with 2020-2021 Nurse Scholar Ashley Darcy-Mahoney, PhD, NNP, FAAN.

Nurse Scholars through the Years:

  • 2022 - Cheryl Killion, PhD, MA, MS, RN, FAAN
  • 2021 - Jessica Castner, PhD, RN-BC, FAEN, FAAN
  • 2020 - Ashley Darcy-Mahoney, PhD, NNP, FAAN
  • 2019 - Allison Squires, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • 2018 - Lori Trego, PhD, CNM, FAAN
  • 2017 - Tener Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN
  • 2015 - Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • 2014 - Sally S. Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • 2013 - Beatrice J. Kalisch, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • 2012 - Marla E. Salmon, ScD, RN, FAAN
  • 2010 - Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
  • 2009 - Julie A. Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • 2008 - Mary E. Evans, RN, PhD, FAAN
  • 2007 - Carolyn Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • 2006 - Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • 2005 - Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • 2004 - Veronica D. Feeg, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • 2003 - Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • 2002 - Bonnie M. Jennings, DNSc, RN, FAAN
  • 1998 - Nancy Reame, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • 1997 - Sandra Ferketich PhD, RN, FAAN
  • 1996 - Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
  • 1995 - Connie Curran, EdD, RN, FAAN