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Four College of Nursing Faculty to be Inducted as AAN Fellows

WASHINGTON – When the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) inducts its 2013 Class of Fellows this fall, the University of Iowa College of Nursing will be well represented.

UI faculty who are among this year’s Fellows are:

Patricia Clinton, Ph.D., RN, ARNP
Sue Gardner, Ph.D., RN
Sue Moorhead, Ph.D., RN
Barbara Rakel, Ph.D., RN

AAN has selected these four College of Nursing faculty, and other esteemed nurse leaders, for induction as Fellows during the Academy’s 40th annual meeting on October 19, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

“Selection for fellowship in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing,” said Academy president Joanne Disch, Ph.D., RN, FAAN. “I congratulate all of the new Fellows and look forward to honoring their accomplishments and welcoming them into the Academy.”

Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current Academy Fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed Fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing careers influenced health policies and the health and well-being of all. New Fellows will be eligible to use the credentials FAAN (Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing) after their induction in October.

The Academy is composed of more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. The Academy Fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers. With this new class, Fellows will represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 19 countries.

For more information about the Academy and the annual meeting, visit

Pat Clinton Sue Gardner Sue Moorhead Barb Rakel

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The American Academy of Nursing serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. The Academy's 2,000 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. More information is available at

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Jul 5th, 2013