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Nursing Alumni to be inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing

Nursing alumni Joyce Knestrick and JoEllen Schimmels have been selected by the American Academy of Nursing as members of its 2019 class of academy fellows.

One of the highest honors in the nursing profession, an AAN Fellowship recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of nursing leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. Criteria include significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship by two current academy fellows. Less than 1 percent of nurses are selected as fellows, which is the American Academy of Nursing's highest honor. Fellows are nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research.

The new fellows will be inducted during the academy's 2019 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference, which will be held from Oct. 24-26 in Washington, D.C.

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