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American Academy of Nursing inductees include two UW School of Nursing faculty and two alumnae

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: June 27, 2013
Media Contact: Ashley Wiggin, aaw4@uw.edu, 206-221-2456

Two School of Nursing Faculty members and two alumnae will be inducted this fall as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. The faculty inductees include Maggie Baker, ’00 PhD, associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor, biobehavioral nursing and health systems (BNHS) and Joachim Voss, associate professor, BNHS. Alumnae Mary Cadogan, 'MN 74, Marie Driever, PhD '85, a self-employed consultant and Danuta M. Wojnar, PhD '05, associate professor and chair, maternal/child and family nursing, Seattle University will also be inducted. These four are among the 172 members of the nursing community honored as fellows this fall.

“We are very proud of these members of our community,” said Interim Dean Pamela Mitchell. “Their contributions to nursing research, practice and education have had a great impact.”

The induction ceremony will take place during the Academy’s 40th Annual Meeting and Conference on October 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. Composed of the nation’s top nurse researchers, policy makers, scholars, executives, educators, and practitioners, the 2013 cohort is the largest class of inductees yet, according to the AAN.

“Selection for membership in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing,” said Academy President Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN. “I congratulate all of the new Fellows and look forward to honoring their accomplishments and welcoming them into the Fellowship this October.”

The Academy is composed of more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. 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 to which nominees’ nursing careers influence health policies and the health and well-being of all. Learn more about the AAN and the new class of fellows here.

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The University of Washington School of Nursing is consistently a top-rated nursing school, according to U.S. News & World Report. Ranked No. 3 in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the UW School of Nursing is a national and international leader in improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. The school addresses society’s most pressing challenges in health care through innovative teaching, award winning research and community service. For more information, visit www.nursing.uw.edu.