American Academy of Nursing Selects Dean Linda D. Scott President-Elect

President-Elect, Treasurer, Board of Directors, and Committee Members will Assume Leadership Positions

Source: The American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) announces its election results for President-Elect, Treasurer, Board of Directors, Fellow Selection Committee, and Nominating Committee.

“The Academy is pleased to announce the Fellows, elected by their peers, who will be assuming leadership positions within the organization following the conclusion of this year’s hybrid Health Policy Conference,” said Academy President Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN. “During my term as President, I have been inspired by the work of Academy Fellows to keep their communities safe and promote public health. I have seen first-hand the passion that drives our Fellows, the collective expertise our organization possesses, and the impact our voice makes on the health of those we serve. I know each of these exceptional leaders will be dedicated to advancing the organization’s vision, mission, and strategy so that we can continue to improve health and achieve health equity.”

Dean Linda D. Scott, PHD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN
Linda D. Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, Dean and Professor, University of Wisconsin Madison School of Nursing

Linda D. Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, Dean and Professor, University of Wisconsin Madison School of Nursing, will assume the role of President-Elect. Inducted into the Academy in 2008, Dr. Scott previously served two terms on the Academy’s Board of Directors from 2015-2019 and is actively involved in the Fellow Selection Review Steering Committee, having previously served as Chair of the Fellow Selection Committee in 2014. While her research focuses on the impact of fatigue and sleep deprivation, she has been a staunch advocate for economically disadvantaged students throughout her career. Dr. Scott leads diversity efforts across the University of Wisconsin Madison campus, including implementing a holistic admissions process for the School of Nursing.

“I am beyond honored to have been selected as President-Elect by my peers,” said Dr. Scott. “As we continue to respond to a global pandemic and social injustice, I look forward to collaborating with Academy Fellows to advance health policy, research, and practice that maximize equity, diversity, and inclusivity in our efforts toward the Academy’s vision of healthy lives for all people.”

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About the American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing serves the public by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Academy Fellows are inducted into the organization for their extraordinary contributions to improve health locally and globally. With more than 2,900 Fellows, the Academy represents nursing’s most accomplished leaders in policy, research, administration, practice, and academia.