Oct 30, 2020

Celebrating American Academy of Nursing Fellows

The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) inducts its class of 2020 fellows and honors five fellows as Living Legends at its 2020 Virtual Policy Conference, In Crisis and Calm: Leading with Purpose on Saturday, October 31. The Academy’s more than 2,600 fellows are nursing’s most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice, and research. They have been recognized for their extraordinary contributions to nursing and health care. The Academy’s Living Legends are nurse leaders “who, through their academic, practice, policy, and social contributions to advancing health, have made a lasting impression on the trajectory of the profession and the well-being of individuals globally.”

The 5:30 p.m. ET ceremony on YouTube will be open to all, free of charge and offer a live chat feature.

Watch the ceremony

The Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will join RWJF on Monday, November 2, to co-host a virtual reception to honor Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action colleagues being recognized as AAN fellows and Living Legends. Their names appear below.

Honored Fellows
Amy Anderson, DNP, RN, CNE Alona Angosta, PhD, APRN, FNP-C
Adejoke Ayoola, PhD, RN Cherry Beasley, PhD, RN
Robyn (Roberta) Begley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC Judith Boerger, MBA, MSN, RN
Bonnie Bowie, PhD, MSN, RN Toby Bressler, PhD, MPA, RN
Billy Caceres, PhD, RN Lisa Campbell, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC
Loressa Cole, DNP, RN, FACHE Melissa Craft, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCN
James Dickens, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP Kamal Eldeirawi, PhD, RN
Laura Fennimore, DNP, RN, NEA-BC Jodi Ford, PhD, RN
Erin Hartnett, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP Mary Anne Hilliard, ESQ., BSN
Renee Hoeksel, PhD, RN, ANEF Sara Jones, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Joan Kavanagh, PhD, RN, NEA-BC Mary Beth Kingston, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Laura Larsson, PhD, MPH, BSN Gwen Latendresse, PhD, CNM, FACNM
Susan Lee, PhD, RN, CNE Leanne Lefler, PhD, ACNS-BC, FAHA
Lori Lioce, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP Lisa Martin, PhD, RN, PHN
Sheridan Miyamoto,   PhD, FNP, RN Mary Muse, MS, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A
Melinda Oberleitner, DNS, RN Ann O’Brien,   RN, MSN, FHIMSS
Christine Pabico, PhD, RN, NE-BC Pamela Parsons, PhD, RN, FNAP
Tatiana Sadak, PhD, PMHNP, RN Khlood Salman, DrPH, MSN, RN
Laurie Theeke, PhD Victoria Tiase, PhD, RN-BC
Janet Van Cleave, PhD AnnMarie Walton, PhD, MPH, RN
Lovoria Williams, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP Barbara Wilson, PhD, RNC
Linda Young, PhD, RN, CNE
Honored Living Legends:

Linda Aiken, PhD, RN, FAAN

Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN

Kitty Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN

Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN

Maryilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN