The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) announced today that it has selected 231 highly distinguished nurse leaders as its 2019 class of Academy fellows. The inductees will be honored at a ceremony during the Academy's annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, which will take place October 24-26, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
“I am proud to welcome this incredible class of leaders to the American Academy of Nursing," said
Academy President Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN. "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 newest addition of fellows within this class represents 38 states, the District of Columbia, as well as 17 countries.
The Academy is currently comprised of more than 2,600 nurse leaders in education, management,
practice, policy, and research. They have been recognized for their extraordinary commitment to the
promotion of the public’s health through evidence and innovation.
Through a competitive and rigorous process, a committee of elected fellows review hundreds of
applications. The new fellows are selected based on their impressive contributions to increase access,
reduce cost, and improve quality through nursing theory, practice, and science. Induction into the
Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career where their accomplishments are honored
by those within the nursing discipline.