American Academy of Nursing Announces 2019 Class of New Fellows

 In Nurses Weekly

The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) has selected 231 highly-distinguished nurse leaders as its 2019 class of Academy fellows.

The inductees will be honored at a ceremony during the Academy’s annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, which will take place Oct. 24-26 in Washington, D.C.

“I am proud to welcome this incredible class of leaders to the American Academy of Nursing,” said Academy President Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN. “Their amazing accomplishments have changed health and health care across the country and around the globe. I look forward to celebrating the new fellows at our 2019 policy conference and working with them in the future so that our collective knowledge can impact and influence health policy.”

The newest addition of fellows within this class represents 38 states, the District of Columbia, as well as 17 countries.

The Academy is currently comprised of more than 2,600 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. They have been recognized for their extraordinary commitment to the promotion of the public’s health through evidence and innovation.

Through a competitive and rigorous process, a committee of elected fellows reviews hundreds of applications. The new fellows are selected based on their impressive contributions to increase access, reduce cost and improve quality through nursing theory, practice and science.

Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career where their accomplishments are honored by those within the nursing discipline.

2019 Class of Academy Fellows:
New Jersey
Sherry A. Greenberg, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAANP — Seton Hall University
Lauran J. Hardin, MSN, RN-BC, CNL, FNAP — Camden Coalition’s National Center for Complex Health Social Needs
Mary L. Johansen, PhD, RN, NE-BC — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Jeffrey J. Kwong, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Nancy M. H. Pontes, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, PhD, RN — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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