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Nursing Dean Named Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Duquesne University Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow has been selected by the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) for induction into the organization's 2013 Class of 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.

"It is an honor to be recognized as one of nursing's most accomplished leaders. It is my goal to continue to make a positive impact on the nursing discipline and the health of our citizens," said Glasgow.  

According to the AAN, Fellows are expected to engage with health care leaders outside of the academy in helping to transform the nation's health care system by:

  • Enhancing the quality of health and nursing care;
  • Promoting healthy aging and human development across the life continuum;
  • Reducing health disparities and inequalities;
  • Shaping healthy behaviors and environments;
  • Integrating mental and physical health care; and
  • Strengthening the nursing and health care delivery system, nationally and internationally.

"Selection for fellowship in the academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing," said AAN President Dr. Joanne Disch. "I congratulate all of the new Fellows and look forward to honoring their accomplishments and welcoming them into the academy."

Glasgow has served as dean of the Duquesne School of Nursing since August 2012. During her tenure, U.S. News and World Report ranked the School of Nursing's graduate offerings No. 7 in the Best Online Nursing Programs category for its 2013 Best Online Education Program Rankings. In addition, the school was named among the Top 50 Most Social Media Friendly Nursing Schools of 2012 by Nursing-School.com.

Selected in 2009 as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow, Glasgow has authored 60 publications and delivered 120 national and international presentations. She is the co-author of Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice, which received the 2011 AJN Book of the Year Award, and Legal Issues Confronting Today's Nursing Faculty: A Case Study Approach, which was named the 2012 AJN Book of the Year.

Glasgow has a Ph.D. in nursing from Duquesne, a Master of Science in Nursing from Villanova and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Gwynedd-Mercy College.

The AAN serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis and dissemination of nursing knowledge.

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