Carter, Alumni Selected as 2021 American Academy of Nursing Fellows
Brigit M. Carter, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion and professor, will be inducted into the 2021 class of the American Academy of Nursing Fellows (FAANs).
Brigit M. Carter, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion and professor, will be inducted into the 2021 class of the American Academy of Nursing Fellows (FAANs). She joins 224 other distinguished leaders from throughout the world, including Edwin Aroke, MSN’11, Susan Haynes Little, consulting associate, DNP'17, and Brett Morgan, former DNP-Nurse Anesthesia Program director.
Carter and the other fellows will be formally inducted during the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference in October.
“I sincerely congratulate Dr. Carter and all our alumni who have achieved this defining milestone this year,” said Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, AAHIVS, FAAN, dean. “Dr. Carter champions our core values of diversity and inclusiveness every day, and we are elated that our alumni continue to exemplify the Duke University School of Nursing name.” Guilamo-Ramos was inducted as a FAAN last year.
Carter has served the School of Nursing for 11 years and is widely regarded as a national expert and thought leader in nursing education when it comes to matters of diversity, equity and inclusion. The National Academy of Medicine and the American Association of College of Nursing are among the several organizations that have implemented her programs and trainings focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.
She has led the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Duke School of Nursing since its creation in 2018 and was awarded the American Nurses Association’s Diversity in Nursing Award last fall.
This year’s FAANs hail from 38 states, the District of Columbia and 17 countries and expand the size of the Academy to comprise more than 2,900 fellows.
To become a fellow, nursing leaders undergo a competitive, rigorous application process. The committee vetted hundreds of applications to decide this year’s class, searching for applicants who significantly contribute to public health advancement.
This year’s induction ceremony will give attendants the option to participate in person at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C., or virtually.