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School of Nursing congratulates newest AAN fellows

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J. Michael Moore
Dir. of Communications

The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) recently announced nine members of the School of Nursing community are among its field of 2021 members selected for induction as Fellows.

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 more than 2,900 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 American Academy of Nursing's approximately 2,900 Fellows are nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research. Fellows represent association executives; university presidents, chancellors and deans; elected officials; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives and vice presidents for nursing; nurse consultants; and researchers and entrepreneurs.

School of nursing alumni and faculty members are among the 63 FAANs we have represented at the Emory School of Nursing:

Alumni FAAN Inductees

  • Kimarie Bugg, DNP, RN, MPH - Alumna Spouse
  • Angela Moss, PhD, RN, APRN-BC
  • Michele Nelson, Phd, MS, APRN, FNP-BC
  • Darrell Owens, DNP, MSN, MSHS
  • Amy Valderrama, PhD, RN

Faculty FAAN Inductees

  • Lexi Dunn Amore, PhD, CNM, FACNM*
  • Hope Bussenius, DNP, FNP-BC*
  • Nicole Carlson, CNM, PHD, FACNM*
  • Fayron Epps, PhD, RN*
  • Roberta Kaplow, PhD, APRN-CCNS, AOCNS, CCRN*
  • Rose Murphree, DNP, MSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN*
  • Jessica Wells, RN, PhD, WHNP-BC*

*denotes faculty and alumni

 “The exceptional contributions that these Fellows make to our profession and field exemplify the hours and hours of hard work that go into an acceptance,” says Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN, dean of the Emory School of Nursing.

There will be a hybrid induction ceremony in October, allowing for maximum attendance through an inclusive format where colleagues, friends, and family members who may not be able to attend the event in person are able to participate.

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