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Stallings To Be Inducted into American Academy of Nursing

Karen Stallings, RN, MEdOn May 18, 2012, The American Academy of Nursing announced that 176 nurse leaders have been selected to be inducted as Fellows during the Academy’s 39th Annual Meeting and Conference on October 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. Karen Stallings, RN, MEd, associate director for program activities at the NC AHEC Program Office in Chapel Hill, NC, (photo right) was selected as one of the new Fellows.

Composed of the nation’s top nurse researchers, policy makers, scholars, executives, educators, and practitioners, the 2012 cohort is the largest class of inductees yet.

“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 1,800 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 heath and well-being of all. New Fellows will be eligible to use the credentials FAAN (Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing) after their October induction.