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Five West region nurses join RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program

Program provides leadership and professional development to emerging nurse leaders

Friday August 8, 2014
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on July 30 announced the 20 nurses from across the U.S. who were selected as RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows for 2014, the program’s last cohort. Five of those selected from more than 100 applicants were from Nurse.com’s West region:

• Aara Amidi-Nouri, RN, PhD, associate professor, chairwoman of the BSN program, and director of diversity, Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing, Oakland, Calif.

• Darcy Jaffe, RN, MN, ARNP, NE-BC, CNO and senior associate administrator, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medicine, Seattle

• Kathleen Johnson, RN-BC, DNP, NCSN, manager of student health services, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle

• Teri Pipe, RN, PhD, dean, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix

• Casey Shillam, RN-BC, PhD, associate professor and nursing program director, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Wash.

These individuals are among a diverse group that will participate in a three-year leadership development program that is designed to enhance the effectiveness of nurse leaders who are working to improve the nation’s healthcare system, according to a news release. They join more than 200 nurse leaders who have participated in the program since it began in 1998.

Executive Nurse Fellows hold senior leadership positions in health services, scientific and academic organizations, public health and community-based organizations or systems, and professional, governmental and policy organizations. They continue in their current positions during their fellowships, and each develops, plans, and implements a new initiative to improve healthcare delivery to their communities, according to the release.

For more information

For more information, visit ExecutiveNurseFellows.org.

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