Council For The Advancement of Nursing Science Elects Leadership Council Chair, Marti Rice

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Members of Council elect new members to Leadership Council

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“The Academy is proud to recognize these newly elected leaders who will take the Council to the next level as it continues to shape healthcare models and health policy through nursing research and science,” said Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN.

The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science has elected Marti Rice, PhD, RN, FAAN and Professor at University of Alabama’s School of Nursing as the 2015-2017 chair of its Leadership Council. The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science fosters better health through nursing science and is an open membership entity of the American Academy of Nursing.

Additional Leadership Council members were elected by the Council membership, signifying changes within the Council to create more opportunities for members to engage in Council activities and designate leadership. In the past, candidates have been appointed to Leadership Council positions.

“The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science has re-organized with many more opportunities for member involvement. We encourage nurse scientists and those concerned with nursing science to join the organization and work toward our mission of promoting better health through nursing science. I am thrilled to be working with the members of the Leadership Council and the Council members as we move this organization to a new level,” said Rice.

“The Academy is proud to recognize these newly elected leaders who will take the Council to the next level as it continues to shape healthcare models and health policy through nursing research and science,” said Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN.

The Council elected several members to positions within the Leadership Council including:

-Chair-Elect: Holli DeVon, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, Associate Professor and Member of the Graduate Faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing.

-Councilor for Finance and Records: Nancy Fahrenwald, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, FAAN, Dean and Professor of the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University.

-Councilor at Large: Donna McCarthy Beckett, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor at the College of Nursing, Marquette University.
The Council has also posted its 2015 committee and task force rosters.

The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science is an open membership organization and members need not be fellows of the American Academy of Nursing to join. The Council’s mission is to foster better health through nursing science by developing, conducting and disseminating research findings. Visit the Council website for more information about becoming a member.

About the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS)

The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) is an open membership entity of the American Academy of Nursing with the mission to foster better health through nursing science. The goals of the Council are to be a strong voice for nursing science at national and international levels by developing, conducting, and utilizing nursing science to disseminate research findings to individuals and stakeholder groups in scientific and lay communities, and to facilitate life-long learning opportunities for nurse scientists. http://www.nursingscience.org

About the American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing 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 2,300 fellows are nursing's most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. They have been recognized for their extraordinary contributions to nursing and health care. http://www.aannet.org

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