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Several CON Alumni Honored by AAN

Alumna one of AAN’s Newest ‘Living Legends’

Colleen Goode (BSN ’61, PhD’93) RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is one of only four nurses to be recognized this year with the American Academy of Nursing’s (AAN) Living Legend designation—the Academy’s highest honor.

Dr. Goode is a highly regarded nurse executive, researcher, and professional nurse innovator. Her quantitative research has led to more cost-effective care and better health outcomes in the United States and abroad. Her distinguished career represents a life-long passion for the advancement of professional nursing.

›› Click here to read a full press release from the American Academy of Nursing regarding its newest Living Legends.

Two other alumnae—Janet Mentes (PhD ’00) and Lisa Skemp (MA ’89, PhD ’02)—were also recently recognized by AAN and were inducted as Fellows during AAN’s 2014 annual policy conference in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Mentes is an associate professor and chair of the Acute and Chronic Health Sciences Section at the UCLA School of Nursing. Dr. Skemp holds the Sister Agnes Marie Fitzsimons Endowed Chair of Gerontological Nursing at Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, La.

In addition to these highly acclaimed alumni, three current faculty members were also inducted as Fellows during the Academy’s annual conference: Ann Rhodes, RN, MA, JD, and Marianne Smith, PhD, RN—bringing the CON’s running total of FAANs to 21.

›› To read more on AAN’s 2014 Class of Fellows, click here

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Posted On: 
Nov 11th, 2014