The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) has selected 231 highly distinguished nurse leaders as its 2019 class of Academy fellows. The inductees will be honored at a ceremony during the Academy's annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, which will take place from October 24-26, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

The newest addition of fellows within this class represents 38 states, the District of Columbia, as well as 17 countries.

The Academy is currently comprised of more than 2,600 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. They have been recognized for their extraordinary commitment to the promotion of the public’s health through evidence and innovation.

Through a competitive and rigorous process, a committee of elected fellows reviewed hundreds of applications. The new fellows were selected based on their impressive contributions to increase access, reduce cost and improve quality through nursing theory, practice and science. Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leaders’ careers where their accomplishments are honored by those within the nursing discipline.