NGNA Members Inducted as Fellows of American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing has announced that 176 nurse leaders have been inducted as Fellows during the Academy’s 39th Annual Meeting and Conference on October 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. The 2012 class of inductees is composed of the nation’s top nursing professionals, which include scholars, educators, and executives.

The following NGNA members were honored as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing:

Judith Hertz, PhD, RN, FNGNA
Kristine Williams, PhD, RN, BC
Rowena Elliott, PhD, RN, CNN
Susan Loeb, PhD, RN

Selection criteria for Fellowship status includes evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, along with sponsorship by two Academy Fellows. Selection is also based on the impact that the nominees’ careers have had on health care and health policies.

NGNA member Susan Loeb focuses her research efforts on older adults who are aging and dying in our nation’s prisons. “I was so touched… it was heartening to learn that so many others were interested in and care about this particularly vulnerable and often invisible group of elders,” she shared after her induction as a Fellow.

Pictured are Amy Cotton, Judi Hertz and Susan Loeb at the AAN awards ceremony. along with Amy is pictured with her sponsors, Jean Wyman and Robin Remsburg. Robin also sponsored Judi Hertz, and they are pictured together here. Kitty Buckwalter, Judi’s co-sponsor, is not shown. Susan is pictured with her sponsors, Dr. Therese Richmond and Dr. Janice Penrod.

Join us as we congratulate these five ladies! All of you are exemplary models of our industry, who have gone above and beyond to contribute to developments in gerontological nursing. NGNA is proud to have such strong leaders in our organization.