Walsh University Professor and Director of Nursing Research Sharon Black, Ph.D., JD, ANEF, FAAN was selected as a 2018 Fellow to the American Academy of Nursing. The Academy Fellows, with the addition of this newest class, represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 29 countries. The inductees were honored at a ceremony during the Academy's annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, which took place November 1-3, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
“As a Fellow, I am excited to be a part of the wonderful opportunities the Academy provides to serve on national, state and local policy making committees,” said Dr. Black. “I’m looking forward to working with many brilliant individuals to improve the health of our public.”
Fellow selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and, in part, on the extent the nominee's nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and wellbeing of all.
The American Academy of Nursing's approximately 2,400 fellows are nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research. Fellows represent association executives; university presidents, chancellors and deans; elected officials; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives and vice presidents for nursing; nurse consultants; and researchers and entrepreneurs.