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TWU’s Britt and Cesario named American Academy of Nursing Fellows


Photo credit: Dwight C. Andrews

From left: Dr. Sandra K. Cesario and Dr. Robin Burke Britt

HOUSTON – The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) has named Texas Woman’s University nursing faculty Dr. Robin Burke Britt and Dr. Sandra K. Cesario as AAN Fellows. They will be among 92 nurse leaders from the U.S. inducted as Fellows of the AAN (FAAN) during AAN’s 35th Annual Meeting and Conference Nov. 8 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

“The American Academy of Nursing is essentially the nation’s think tank for health care and the nursing profession,” said Dr. Britt, Ed.D., RNC, WHCNP, nursing professor and institutional development officer for the TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center in the Texas Medical Center. “I am proud to be included in this prestigious group of nurses and hope that my contribution can be all about elevating professional nurses as part of the healthcare team.”

Dr. Cesario, RNC, Ph.D., TWU associate nursing professor and nursing doctoral program coordinator for Houston, said, “Members of the AAN have dedicated their lives to elevating the profession of nursing and ultimately improving the health of all people worldwide. The AAN provides a venue for nurses with diverse talents, roles, titles, and clinical specialties to come together to address major health issues facing the U.S. and the world, and I am honored to be a part of it.”

According to the AAN, selection criteria for fellows includes evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, as well as the extent to which nominees’ nursing careers influence health policies for the benefit of all Americans.

“The Academy is comprised of many of the nation’s top nursing executives, policymakers, scholars, researchers, and practitioners,” said Pam Mitchell, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, president of AAN. “Being selected as an Academy Fellow is an important recognition of one’s contributions to nursing and health care.”

The AAN’s approximately 1,500 Fellows are nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research. They include association executives; university presidents, chancellors and deans; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives and vice presidents for nursing; nurse consultants; and researchers and entrepreneurs. For more information visit www.aannet.org.


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