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Kemppainen Invited to Join the American Academy of Nursing

Monday, June 23, 2014

Jeanne Kemppainen, UNCW Irwin Belk Distinguished Professor of Nursing, is one of 168 nurse leaders selected for induction as a fellow by The American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

AAN serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis and dissemination of nursing knowledge.

The full 2014 class was announced on June 23. Fellowships are highly selective and considered the highest honor in the nursing profession. The induction ceremony will take place at the AAN's 2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference on October 18, 2014, in Washington, DC.

AAN's 2,200 fellows are nursing's most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice 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 the nominee's nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and wellbeing of all.

The fellows, with the addition of this newest class, represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 24 countries.

Kemppainen has a distinguished record of teaching and scholarship in the field of mental health and HIV/AIDS nursing. She was the 2013 recipient of the UNCW Honors Faculty Mentor Award.