Nurses from Alaska, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington are among 172 nurses to be inducted as fellows into the American Academy of Nursing Class of 2013 on Oct. 19 during the academys 40th annual meeting in Washington, DC.
The AAN conference is scheduled to take place
Oct. 17 through 19 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. The conference will showcase the extraordinary work nurses are undertaking to drive policy changes that meet the healthcare needs of individuals and populations, according to a news release.
Selection for fellowship in the academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing, Joanne Disch, RN, PhD, FAAN, President of AAN, said in a news release. I congratulate all of the new fellows and look forward to honoring their accomplishments and welcoming them into
West region nursing fellows include Tina DeLapp, RN, EdD, University of Alaska Anchorage; Barbara Brewer, RN, PhD, MALS, MBA, The University of Arizona, Phoenix; Maribeth Gallagher, RN, DNP, PMHNP-BC, Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix; Virginia Prendergast, RN, PhD, ANP-C, GNPRN-BC, CNRN, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix; Nelma B. C. Shearer, RN, PhD, Arizona State University, Phoenix; Nancy Blake, RN, PhD, CCRN, NEA-BC, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles; Jill E. Bormann, RN, PhD, CNS, VA San Diego Healthcare System; Mary Cadogan, RN, DrPH, GNP-BC, UCLA; Janine Kay Cataldo, RN, PhD, CNS, APRN, UCSF; Mary Foley, RN, PhD, UCSF; Judith Martin-Holland, RN, PhD, MPA, FNP, UCSF; Bethany J. Phoenix, RN, PhD, CNS, UCSF; Nancy A. Pike, RN, PhD, FNP, CPNP-AC, UCLA; Rita Secola, RN, PhD, CPON, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles; Laura M. Wagner, RN, PhD, UCSF; Melinda Tinkle, RN, PhD, WHNP-BC, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Susan Bakewell-Sachs, RN, PhD, PNPRN-BC, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.; Tracy Klein, RN, PhD, FNP, FAANP, FRE, Oregon State Board of Nursing, Portland; Gary Laustsen, RN, PhD, APRN, FAANP, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland; Maggie Baker, RN, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle; Janiece E. DeSocio, RN, PhD, MN, ARNP, Seattle University; Marie Driever, RN, PhD, consultant, self-employed; Joachim Voss, RN, PhD, ACRN, University of Washington, Seattle; and Danuta M. Wojnar, RN, PhD, MED, IBCLC, Seattle University.
For more information, AANnet.org.