October 24, 2017 — The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) elected Linda D. Scott, dean of the University of Wisconsin¬-Madison School of Nursing, to a second two-year term on its Board of Directors during the organization’s annual conference in Washington, DC, in October. Scott, a widely published researcher on nurse fatigue and holistic admissions, also received an excellence in writing award at the event.
Scott has been an AAN member since 2008. Last year, Scott chaired AAN’s Policy Conference Planning Advisory Committee. She is also the Board liaison of the Diversity and Inclusivity Committee. The 10-member board provides strategic direction for and financial oversight of the association. Fellowship in AAN is widely considered one of the highest honors within the nursing profession. Board members are elected by AAN’s 2,500 member fellows.
“I am pleased that my fellow Academy members valued my contributions to our organization’s success during my first term on the board, and I look forward to working on behalf of this esteemed group to advance nursing practice during my second term,” Scott said. “I value this opportunity to provide leadership to the American Academy of Nursing and to the nursing profession as a whole.”
Now in her second year of leadership at UW–Madison, Scott has launched an ambitious plan to grow faculty ranks and to strengthen the school’s research enterprise, building upon expertise in geriatrics, a legacy of leadership in pediatric and family care research, and a breadth of talents in wellbeing and social determinants of health.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a leading public research institution, and the School of Nursing develops nurse leaders to improve health outcomes across populations. Scott is proud to be a part of nationwide efforts to advance nursing education and the nursing profession.