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American Academy of Nursing Announces New Fellows

Eleven nursing professionals with ties to Penn Nursing will be inducted as 2022 Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Three are current Penn Nursing faculty, with two of them being alums; the additional eight are all Penn Nursing alumni.

All of the inductees will be honored at a ceremony during the AAN’s 2022 Health Policy Conference, taking place on October 27-29, 2022, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. This year’s conference – From Reflection to Impact: Positioning Nursing Future – will be in-person only with no virtual option.

Our Penn Nursing faculty inductees this year are:

Penn Nursing Alumni

  • Christine Pintz, PhD, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, GNu’88
  • Marianne Shaughnessy, PhD, AGPCNP-BC, GS-C, Nu’84, GNu’89, GRN’96
  • Lichuan Ye, PhD, RN, GR’08
  • Marlene McHugh, DNP, DCC, FNP/AGACNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, GNu’18
  • Maxim Topaz, PhD, RN, MA, GR’14
  • Joseph Napolitano, PhD, MPH, RN, CRNP, Nu’92, GNu’95
  • Bridgette (Brawner) Rice, PhD, MDiv, APRN, GNu’05, GR’09
  • Sadie Hutson, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAANP, GNu’00, GR’04

Fellow selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship by two current AAN 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. Academy fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers. The newest Fellows represent 35 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and 17 countries.