7 Pitt Nursing alumni elected as Academy fellows

The American Academy of Nursing selected 250 nurse leaders to be inducted into its 2022 Class of Fellows, including 7 Pitt Nursing alumni.

Congratulations to Susan Bindon (BSN ’84), Deborah Dillon (MSN ’92), Richard Fidler (MSN ’94), Dawndra Jones (DNP ’14), John O’Donnell (MSN ’91 and current faculty member), Judith Tate (MSN ’91, PhD ’10) and Renee Thompson (BSN ’01, MSN ’04, DNP ’13).

The inductees will be recognized for their contributions to health and healthcare during the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference in October.

The newest Fellows represent 35 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Island and 17 countries. The Class of 2022 Fellows is the Academy’s largest cohort of inductees.

 “As the American Academy of Nursing’s President, it gives me great pride to announce the largest class of Fellows since the organization began nearly 50 years ago,” said Kenneth R. White, PhD, RN, AGACNP, ACHPN, FACHE, FAAN, in a news release. “At a time when investments in, and policy to address, health equity, innovation, and access are paramount, the Academy is thrilled to welcome these dynamic and courageous nurse leaders who will support our collective vision of healthy lives for all people. Induction in the Academy is a powerful moment in a nurse’s career. When we gather this fall, to award the Fellowship credential, I look forward to celebrating each Fellow’s incredible accomplishments that have improved the wellbeing of communities across the globe.”

To read more about this year’s Class of Fellows