2020 FAAN Inductees

Fall 2020 As Seen in Our Fall 2020 Issue
2020 FAAN Inductees

Five more faculty members honored for contributions to nursing, education, and research

Diana Baptiste, Andrew Benson, Kristen Brown, Victoria Hughes, and Junxin Li of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing have been inducted as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), an honor celebrating their accomplishments and leadership in education, practice, and research.

These faculty have demonstrated remarkable commitment to our profession and to the continual pursuit of better health and well-being for people around the world.

“These faculty have demonstrated remarkable commitment to our profession and to the continual pursuit of better health and well-being for people around the world,” says Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN. The new FAANs were all inducted virtually at the American Academy of Nursing’s annual policy conference in October.

Diana Baptiste, DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN, is a cardiovascular nurse, educator, and leader whose work is grounded in using innovative approaches to improve cardiovascular outcomes for underserved populations. She is core faculty for JHSON’s Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, in which she guides dissemination of cardiovascular research for doctoral students, faculty, and international collaborators.

Andrew Benson, DNP, CRNA, FAAN, is assistant program director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice nurse anesthesiology track, having previously served as Chief CRNA for Johns Hopkins leading a team of more than 100 CRNAs across the Johns Hopkins Hospital and providing administrative oversight for CRNAs across the Johns Hopkins Health Care System.

Kristen Brown, DNP, RN, CRNP, FAAN, is the school’s advanced practice simulation coordinator. Brown is the developer of the first multi-institutional, high-fidelity simulation intensive training program specifically designed for pediatric nurse practitioners and is one of only 52 people across the world recognized as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced (CHSE-A).

Victoria Hughes, DNS, MSN, RN, CENP, FAAN, has a mental health clinical background working with children and families. She served as a nurse executive and chief executive in the U.S. Air Force, retiring after 27 years as a colonel. She has a decade of course development experience and has explored leadership development strategies among Air Force and nursing leaders in European island countries.

Junxin Li, PhD, RN, FAAN, promotes the health and well-being of older adults by understanding how physical activity and sleep affect cognitive function. She is currently studying how personalized behavioral interventions can improve physical activity, sleep, and cognition in sedentary older adults and whether such interventions can also lessen musculoskeletal pain in these populations.

Alumnus and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood of Illinois was also inducted as an FAAN. See a new video on how nursing continues to spur her political service at: magazine.nursing.jhu.edu/laurenu.

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