Ten nurse leaders from around the state were among 172 inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing on Oct. 19 in Washington, D.C., during the academys 40th annual meeting.
Inductees included Carlton G. Brown, RN, PhD, AOCN, principal, Zenith Healthcare Solutions, and adjunct faculty, NYU and University of Delaware; Bernadette D. Curry, RN, PhD, Molloy College, Rockville Center, N.Y.; Georgia M. Decker, RN, MS, ANP-BC, AOCN, Integrative Care, N.P., P.C., Albany, N.Y.; Joyce P. Griffin-Sobel, RN, PhD, CNE, ANEF, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y.; Marsha L. Lewis, RN, PhD, University at Buffalo (N.Y.); Dianne Cooney Miner, RN, PhD, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, N.Y.; Anita Nirenberg, RN, DNSc, AOCNP, Hunter College, Manhattan; James C. Pace, RN, DSN, MDiv, ANP, BC, FAANP, NYU, Manhattan; Reynaldo R. Rivera, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan; Lily M. Thomas, RN, PhD, North ShoreLIJ Health System Institute for Nursing, New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Selection for fellowship in the academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing, academy president Joanne Disch, RN, PhD, FAAN, said in a news release. I congratulate all of the new fellows and look forward to honoring their accomplishments and welcoming them into the academy.
Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and healthcare and sponsorship by two current academy fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel composed of elected and appointed fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominees nursing careers influenced health policies and the heath and well-being of all.
The academy is composed of more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. Academy fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans and renowned scientific researchers. With this class, fellows will represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 19 countries.