Faculty Join American Academy of Nursing Fellows

Fall 2017 As Seen in Our Fall 2017 Issue
Faculty Join American Academy of Nursing Fellows

Another five faculty have been inducted as fellows in the American Academy of Nursing for contributions to nursing, health care, and policy.

Research Associate Teresa Brockie, PhD, RN, focuses on health equity through community-based prevention and intervention of suicide, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences.

Assistant Professor Valerie Cotter, DrNP, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, is an expert in dementia and aging. She is a Sojourns Scholar of the Cambia Health Foundation and will get funding to start an advance care planning education program for primary care providers.

As associate dean of teaching and learning, Rita D’Aoust, PhD, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FNAP, develops innovative teaching strategies for the school. An expert in interprofessional education, she also studies aging, and stress among veterans.

Assistant Professor Vinciya Pandian, PhD, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, is internationally known for her work in tracheostomy and quality of life in mechanically ventilated patients. She is president of the MD/DC Chapter of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Society and president-elect of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nu Beta Chapter.

Assistant Professor Susan Renda, DNP, ANP-BC, CDE, FNAP, is a certified diabetes educator. She serves as an American Diabetes Association education program coordinator for the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center and has worked with diabetes nurses in Kuwait through Johns Hopkins International.

“These faculty are aspiring leaders whose contributions to education, palliative care, mental health, acute care, and community health are evident across disciplines and among patient outcomes,” comments Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN. “They well represent the innovation and excellence of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and we are proud of their accomplishments.”

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