PHOENIX Three Arizona State University College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation faculty have been elected Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing, considered the most prestigious honor for professional nurses, according to a news release.
The ASU faculty were among 92 inducted to the Academy at the AAN annual conference in Scottsdale. The ASU Fellows include:
Ellen Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, clinical professor and director of the Center for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice.
Fineout-Overholt is noted for her commitment to healthcare providers to care for patients using evidence-based practice that blends the best scientific information available, the experience of the provider and what patients value and prefer to accomplish the best health outcomes. To achieve that purpose, she promotes this practice with clinicians across the country and world, both in the hospitals and communities. The ASU clinical professor has co-authored a widely used book on evidence-based best practices in nursing and healthcare and co-edits a regular column for a major nursing journal.
Bonnie Gance-Cleveland, PhD, RNC, PNP, FNAP, FAAN,, associate professor and director of the Center for Improving Health Outcomes in Children, Teens, & Families.
Gance-Cleveland has extensive experience in schoolbased healthcare. Her current research focuses on substance abuse and obesity prevention in school settings. Gance-Cleveland has presented nationally on her research related to the role of the nurse practitioner in school health issues and prevention of high-risk youth behaviors.
Jaynelle Stichler, DNSc, RN, FACHE, FAAN,, faculty associate, Master of Healthcare Innovation Program; associate professor, San Diego State School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services.
Stichler is the founding co-editor of Health Environments Research & Design Journal and has a column appearing in the Journal of Nursing Administration that focuses on nursing leadership in healthcare facility design. Stichler is noted for her research on the effect of work environments on the patient and provider experience and organizational performance.