Associate Professor Chip Bailey, Mary Ann Fuchs, DNP'10, and Associate Professor Paula Tanabe will be inducted as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing during the Academy’s 39th Annual Meeting and Conference on October 13, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
Composed of the nation’s top nurse researchers, policy makers, scholars, executives, educators, and practitioners, the 2012 cohort is the largest class of inductees yet.
"Selection for membership in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing," said Academy President Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN. "I congratulate all of the new Fellows and look forward to honoring their accomplishments and welcoming them into the Fellowship this October."
The Academy is composed of more than 1,800 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current Academy Fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed Fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent to which nominees’ nursing careers influence health policies and the heath and well-being of all.