Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 19, 2013
The American Academy of Nursing is recognizing four outstanding nurse leaders as Living Legends for their extraordinary contributions to nursing and health care sustained over the course of their careers. Designation as a Living Legend is the Academy’s highest recognition of honor.
The Academy’s 2013 Living Legends:
Since the recognition started in 1994, eighty-four Living Legends have been selected. All Living Legends have distinguished careers that have impacted health care through notable contributions to nursing practice, research, and education. The 2013 Living Legends will be recognized on Thursday, October 17, 2013, the opening night of the Academy’s Transforming Health Care: Driving Policy Conference in Washington, DC. For more information on the conference, visit http://www.AANnet.org .
“These four extraordinary leaders reflect the very best in nursing, and we look forward to joyfully celebrating their illustrious careers in Washington, DC,” says Academy president, Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN.
The Academy’s board of directors recognizes a small group of Fellows as Living Legends each year. To be eligible, a Living Legend must have been a Fellow for at least fifteen years and have demonstrated extraordinary and sustained contributions to nursing and health care throughout their careers.
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About the Academy
The American Academy of Nursing (http://www.AANnet.org) serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. The Academy's more than 2,000 Fellows are nursing's most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice, and research. They have been recognized for their extraordinary contributions to nursing and health care.