Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame selects NYU professor

New York University College of Nursing educator Ann Kurth, RN, PhD, CNM, FAAN, is one of 19 nurse researchers who will be inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at the society’s 24th International Nursing Research Congress July 22-26 in Prague.

“I am extremely humbled to receive this award among a cohort of leading nurse researchers, several of whose mentoring I have benefited tremendously from over the years,” Kurth said in a news release. “Furthermore, to be inducted in Prague, where I have maternal heritage, closes a circle.” Kurth, who serves as professor and executive director of NYU College of Nursing’s Global Division, is Slovak on her mother’s side. Her grandmother volunteered as a nursing aide in World War II, and Kurth’s mother also become a nurse. •

The Hall of Fame recognizes nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession and the people it serves.

“This year’s inductees come from six countries and 11 U.S. states,” STTI President Suzanne Prevost, RN, PhD, COI, said in a news release. “Their research projects will be shared through the Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library online so that nurses everywhere can benefit from their discoveries and insights into patient outcomes, healthcare policies and much more.”

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