Rachel Walker, associate professor and Ph.D. program director, and Lisa Wolf, director of emergency nursing research at the Emergency Nurses Association and part-time College of Nursing professor, have been selected by the American Academy of Nursing as members of the 2020 Class of New Fellows.
The Academy honors nurse leaders worldwide for their significant contributions to advance health and health care. The Academy’s more than 2,700 members, known as fellows, are nursing’s most accomplished leaders in education management, practice and research. Fellows include association executives; university presidents, chancellors, and deans; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives and vice presidents for nursing; nurse consultants; researchers; and entrepreneurs. Fellows are selected through a rigorous, highly competitive, application process. Induction into the Academy as a FAAN is widely considered the pinnacle of accomplishment and achievement within the nursing profession.
The 2020 Class of New Fellows includes 230 nurse leaders representing 38 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territory of Guam, as well as 13 countries.
The new class of Fellows will be inducted at the Academy's virtual "Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference" on Oct. 29-31. The induction ceremony will be open to colleagues, friends and family members of inductees.