PHILADELPHIA — Six Penn nurses have been selected as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). The Academy consists of more than 2,200 nurse leaders including hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers. Those selected demonstrated significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current Academy fellows.
The Penn inductees include:
This year, the AAN selected 168 nurse leaders based on their leadership in education, management, policy, and efforts to improve health.
Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed fellows. Selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and wellbeing of all. New fellows will be eligible to use the credentials FAAN (fellow of the American Academy of Nursing) after their induction in October during the Academy’s 2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference on October 18, 2014, in Washington, DC.
The American Academy of Nursing works to advance health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. The Academy's more than 2,200 fellows are among nursing's most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice, and research.
For the full list of inductees, see the AAN release.
Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $5.3 billion enterprise.
The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 18 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $373 million awarded in the 2015 fiscal year.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.
Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2015, Penn Medicine provided $253.3 million to benefit our community.
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