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4 West nurses inducted into International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Wednesday March 6, 2013
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Nineteen nurse researchers — four of whom hail from California and Washington — will be inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at the 24th International Nursing Research Congress from July 22-26 in Prague, Czech Republic. The event and hall of fame are sponsored by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.

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. The award presentation is sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell.

"This year’s International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame 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."

The local 2013 Honorees for International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame include Margaret Heitkemper, RN, PhD, FAAN, professor and chair at the University of Washington School of Nursing, and member of the Psi-at-Large Chapter in Seattle; Kathryn Lee, RN, PhD, CBSM, FAAN, professor and associate dean for research and James and Marjorie Livingston Endowed Chair in Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing and member of the Alpha Eta Chapter in San Francisco; Ann Bartley Williams, RN, EdD, FAAN, professor and associate dean at the University of California, Los Angeles, and member of the Gamma Tau-at-Large Chapter in Los Angeles; and Nancy Fugate Woods, RN, PhD, FAAN, professor of biobehavioral nursing and dean emeritus at the University of Washington School of Nursing and member of the Psi-at-Large Chapter in Seattle.

To register for the International Nursing Research Congress, visit www.NursingSociety.org.

To view a list of past inductees, visit www.NursingLibrary.org/vhl/pages/halloffame2011.html.