The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) has named Kenneth R. White, associate dean for strategic partnerships and innovation at the University of Virginia’s (UVA) School of Nursing, their new president-elect. White’s new appointment was announced at the group’s annual induction ceremony and policy conference in Washington, DC.
White will serve as the Academy’s president-elect through fall 2021 and assume a two-year presidency from 2021 to 2023. Outside of AAN, White is a palliative care nurse practitioner at UVA Health. He is the first UVA faculty member to lead the American Academy of Nursing.
Prior to becoming president-elect, White was inducted as an academy fellow in 2012 and was elected to its Board of Directors in 2017. As a board member, White helped execute the academy’s strategic plan and guide its diversity and inclusivity statement. He is also an endowed professor at the UVA School of Nursing and Medical Center, and holds joint academic appointments in the School of Medicine, Darden School of Business, and McIntire School of Commerce.
White tells news.virginia.edu, “It’s an honor to serve at the helm of the academy and to continue the work of nursing giants who came before me. As the pre-eminent organization of nurse scholars, leaders and educators, I look forward to achieving new heights of impact and outcome to improve health and health care across the globe through innovation, advancement of nursing science and impact of health policy to achieve the best care possible for individuals and communities.”
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The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) has selected John Bing, BSN, CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from Clarksville, MD, to serve as a Fellow. Bing is joining more than 2,600 nursing professionals who have been selected as AAN Fellows since the academy was established in 1973. Of those 2,600, fewer than 50 are CRNAs. Bing is one of three CRNAs being inducted into the AAN Class of 2019 Fellows.
Bing is the president of J. Bing and Associates Anesthesia Services and an independent CRNA contractor for West End Plastic Surgery in Washington, DC. He has also been president of the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program (DNAMP) for the past 10 years. The mission of the DNAMP is to inform, empower, and mentor the underrepresented population’s entry into the nurse anesthesia profession.
Bing tells prnewswire.com, ”It is an honor and a privilege to be selected to the academy, both for me personally and for the profession of nurse anesthesia. I look forward to learning many new things and partnering with my nursing colleagues to continue to move the nursing profession forward. Diversity (racial/ethnic) has been diluted down as a feel good proposition and has long been tolerated, not celebrated. The time has come when we must embrace this coming change and make measurable results in this new 21st Century health arena.”
Over the course of his career, Bing has been a two-time president of the Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MANA), provided testimony before the Maryland State Legislature, been appointed by the governor to the Maryland State Board of Nursing, and hosted a month-long internship regarding professionalism in nursing for nursing students at Coppin State University. He is also a sought-after lecturer on topics ranging from office-based anesthesia to diversity and the namesake of an endowed scholarship at the University of Maryland’s School of Nursing.
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The American Academy of Nursing has named Gina Bryan, a professor in the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison) School of Nursing and a leading state and national policy expert on the opioid crisis and addiction, to its 2019 class of fellows. Being named a fellow in the academy is one of nursing’s highest honors and is reserved for nurses who demonstrate a sustained and significant impact on the profession.
Bryan is a psychiatric advanced practice nurse. She directs the UW–Madison School of Nursing’s post-graduate psychiatric nurse certificate program as well as the psychiatric mental health track of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program. She also teaches in both graduate and undergraduate programs at the School of Nursing and in the School of Pharmacy.
Bryan has spent her career working to expand access to mental health care, particularly by arguing for the removal of legal barriers that limit advanced nurses from practicing to the full extent of their education and licensure. These legal restrictions prevent advanced practice nurses from playing a bigger role in meeting mental health needs in Wisconsin. She has also secured grants to fund programs to expand opioid recovery services in underserved areas, to train students on addiction detection strategies, and to support faculty recruitment and financial aid for graduate students pursuing careers in psychiatric nursing.
Linda D. Scott, dean and professor of the UW–Madison School of Nursing, tells news.wisc.edu, “In addition to the quality of her direct instruction and mentoring as a faculty member at the School of Nursing, Dr. Bryan exemplifies the role of a nurse leader whose work improves health access and outcomes. Her advocacy and voice representing nursing are critical to conversations that improve mental health. Dr. Bryan’s significant contributions to the field in practice, education, and policy are worthy of induction to the academy, which is our profession’s highest honor.”
According to news.wisc.edu, Bryan is a national expert on medical and nursing ethics and serves on the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s committee reviewing the federal Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. She joins 231 new fellows who will be inducted at the academy’s annual policy conference in October.
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The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) announced on Tuesday that it has selected 231 highly distinguished nurse leaders to join its 2019 class of Academy fellows. The list features 13 Springer Publishing Company authors, recognizing their accomplishments and leadership in the field of nursing.
Academy President Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, stated the following in a press release: “I am proud to welcome this incredible class of leaders to the American Academy of Nursing. Their amazing accomplishments have changed health and health care across the country and around the globe. I look forward to celebrating the new fellows at our 2019 policy conference and working with them in the future so that our collective knowledge can impact and influence health policy.”
The Academy is comprised of more than 2,600 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research who have been recognized for their extraordinary commitment to public health. The newest addition of fellows represents 38 states, the District of Columbia, and 17 countries.
The list of Springer Publishing Company authors who have been selected as 2019 AAN Fellows includes:
Holly B. Fontenot
Charlene A. Winters
Sherry A. Greenberg
Mary Joy Garcia-Dia
Donna M. Hallas
Priscilla Limbo Sagar
Eleanor Lowndes Stevenson
Joyce M. Knestrick
Kathleen Geraghty Fraser
Mari F Tietz
The new class of inductees will be honored at a ceremony during the Academy’s annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, in October 2019 in Washington, DC. To learn more about the American Academy of Nursing and to view the full list of 2019 AAN fellows, visit here.
Five members of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) faculty have been selected for induction as fellows in the American Academy of Nursing’s (AAN) 2018 fall meeting taking place tomorrow, November 3. Induction to the Academy recognizes significant contributions to nursing and health care, and a career dedicated to influencing policy and well-being.
JHSON Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, tells Newswise.com, “These faculty are outstanding and have a diverse range of knowledge and expertise that has impacted nursing and the health of communities nationally and globally. Our reach as a school is palpable because of their leadership and innovation, and I congratulate them on their excellent work and receiving this honor.”
The five JHSON nurses selected for induction as fellows includes:
Nada Lukkahatai, PhD, MSN, RN, is a nurse researcher focused on symptom biology and management, oncology, and the interaction of behavior and biological processes. She is currently studying the effects of non-pharmacological intervention, including technology enhanced home-based exercise programs, and musculoskeletal symptoms in breast cancer survivors.
Janiece Taylor, PhD, MSN, RN, is a nurse researcher studying minority and women’s health, and aging in people with chronic disabling pain conditions. Her research helps older adults prioritize pain management, identify disability and physical function outcomes among older African American women with osteoarthritis, and find associations between pain, depression, and functional limitations in home-bound older women and minorities.
Brigit VanGraafeiland, DNP, CRNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner with 28 years of experience who has worked with vulnerable and underserved populations in urban and rural areas. She has also studied improvements in health care outcomes in vulnerable populations and conducted a nationwide survey on child maltreatment screening in primary care settings.
Nicole Warren, PhD, MPH, RN, CNM, is a certified nurse-midwife and public health nurse. Her global work has helped build competencies among maternal health providers in sub-Saharan Africa and India and her US based work has helped improve care for women affected by female genital cutting. She also works to promote the universal rights of childbearing women including informed consent, equitable care, freedom from discrimination, and being treated with dignity and respect.
Chao Hsing Yeh, PhD, MSN, RN, is a nurse researcher examining non-pharmacological management, and the mechanisms and efficacy of auricular point acupressure to manage pain in adults, patients with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, and cancer patients. She was a 2018 recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Discovery Award and is currently studying the scientific underpinnings of using acupressure to provide pain relief from chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
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