Sue Penckofer, RN, PhD, was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing on Oct. 19. This event took place at the academys 40th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Penckofer is a professor at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing in Maywood, Ill.
I am honored to join this esteemed group, Penckofer said in a news release. I look forward to working with my colleagues to advance the profession of nursing and improve healthcare nationwide.
According to the release, Penckofer was named a fellow for her contributions to the field of nursing for her work in improving womens cardiovascular health, particularly for women with diabetes.
The academy is composed of more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and healthcare and sponsorship by two current academy fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel of elected and appointed fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent to which nominees nursing careers influence health policies and well-being.
Penckofer earned her BSN, MSN and her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has been an educator and researcher for more than 30 years. Penckofer has made contributions to promoting awareness and understanding of key health issues that disproportionately affect women in minority and underserved populations.