Internationally recognized Johns Hopkins School of Nursing researchers Elizabeth Sloand, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, CRNP, and Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, will be inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).

"I have been a nurse for many years and this is truly a personal and professional highlight,” Sloand said. “I am humbled to be counted among the nursing leaders in the American Academy of Nursing."

"Becoming a member of this distinguished group of nurses demonstrates a wonderful recognition of my research, clinical practice, and education in HIV and associated co-infections,” added Farley.  

As for Davidson, the FAAN status is one more bonus for the school. “Trish is visionary, engaging, energetic and articulate,” said Ronald J. Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University, in announcing her hiring.

The three will be inducted during the Academy’s 40th annual meeting on October 19 in Washington, DC.

The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) includes more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. Its Fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers. With this new class, Fellows will represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 19 countries.

Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current Academy Fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed Fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing careers influenced health policies and the health and well-being of all.

“Selection for fellowship in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing,” said AAN President Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN.