TWU’s Britt And Cesario Named American Academy Of Nursing Fellows

July 10, 2008

The American Academy of Nursing has named Texas Woman¹s University nursing faculty Robin Burke Britt and Sandra K. Cesario as AAN Fellows. They will be among 92 nurse leaders from the U.S. inducted as Fellows of the AAN during AAN’s 35th Annual Meeting and Conference Nov. 8 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

“The American Academy of Nursing is essentially the nation¹s think tank for health care and the nursing profession,” said Britt, Ed.D., RNC, WHCNP, nursing professor and institutional development officer for the TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center in the Texas Medical Center. “I am proud to be included in this prestigious group of nurses and hope that my contribution can be all about elevating professional nurses as part of the healthcare team.”

Cesario, RNC, Ph.D., TWU associate nursing professor and nursing doctoral program coordinator for Houston, said, “Members of the AAN have dedicated their lives to elevating the profession of nursing and ultimately improving the health of all people worldwide. The AAN provides a venue for nurses with diverse talents, roles, titles, and clinical specialties to come together to address major health issues facing the U.S. and the world, and I am honored to be a part of it.”

According to the AAN, selection criteria for fellows includes evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, as well as the extent to which nominees’ nursing careers influence health policies for the benefit of all Americans.

“The Academy is comprised of many of the nation’s top nursing executives, policymakers, scholars, researchers and practitioners,” said Pam Mitchell, president of AAN. “Being selected as an Academy Fellow is an important recognition of one¹s contributions to nursing and health care.”

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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