Clinical Professor Edna Cadmus, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, and Assistant Professor Deanna Gray-Miceli, APNc, PhD, GNP-BC, CRNP, of the Rutgers University College of Nursing, Newark and New Brunswick, N.J., will be inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 13.
The induction, which is part of the AANs 39th annual Meeting and Conference, recognizes distinguished honorees in their areas of expertise, as well as visionaries in coursing the future direction of nursing as a profession and discipline.
Cadmus is being recognized for her contributions to nursing in leveraging nurses leadership potential in transforming the healthcare environment in the areas of practice, education, policy and research, according to a Rutgers news release.
The former Senior Vice President and CNE at Englewood (N.J.) Hospital and Medical Center, Cadmus initiated and maintained a shared governance model in a unionized institution and elevated the professional caliber of nursing management and staff, achieving Magnet status for Englewood three times. In her current role at Rutgers, she developed the leadership track of the DNP. She also is known for her collaborative work with Horizon Healthcare Innovations and Duke University on a project that involves educating 200 nurses over two years to become population health coordinators who will serve under the new medical home models across New Jersey. Aside from obtaining a grant for $279,055 for this initiative, Cadmus provides professional consultation to healthcare organizations in the state to help them obtain initial Magnet status or recertification.
Gray-Miceli is a widely recognized expert in the field of falls prevention for older adults. Her work is demonstrated in a sustained record of publications in geriatric literature, funding for research supporting evidence-based practices for at risk and falling older adults, a significant role in the Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium and policy leadership for New Jerseys State Department of Health falls initiatives.
Her contributions to the GNEC have helped integrate geriatric content into the BSN nursing education. Gray-Miceli psychometrically tested a post-fall assessment tool, which was shown to reduce falls by 30% and recurrent falls by 25% in pilot studies. She also has contributed regularly to clinical publications, webinars and case studies, national guidelines, and government resources. She is frequently sought out as a speaker and consultant by academic health systems and the Department of Veterans Affairs.