On October 19, 2013, in Washington, DC, Cynthia Nowicki Hnatiuk, EdD, MSN, RN, CAE, AJJ Vice President for Organizational Development and Chief Executive Director for AAACN, AMSN, and MSNCB, will be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) Class of Fellows for 2013.
The Academy is composed of more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. The Academy Fellows include healthcare 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. "Selection for fellowship 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 Academy."
Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current Academy Fellows. Dr. Hnatiuk was sponsored by Linda Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAN, and Jo Manion, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. 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 heath and well being of all.
Cyndee is recognized by the Academy for her development of specialty nursing organizations and certification boards. She has mentored volunteer leaders of these organizations to forge the future of their nursing specialties. Of notable significance is her book, Mentoring the Stars: A Program for Volunteer Board Leaders.
New Fellows will be eligible to use the credentials FAAN (Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing) after their induction in October.
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