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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Tener Veenema to Serve as National Academy of Medicine Nurse Scholar-in-Residence


Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) faculty member Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN, has been chosen as the 2017-2018 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Through the program, she will participate in a yearlong leadership opportunity working at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and influencing health policy.

“I am deeply honored to be selected for this wonderful opportunity to represent nursing, and I look forward to working with colleagues at NAM to advance the science that underlies health policy for disaster and public health emergency preparedness,” Veenema says.

Veenema plans to use the program to expand her leadership experience in advancing national preparedness and interprofessional workforce readiness in public health emergencies. She is the second faculty member from JHSON to have been selected for the prestigious opportunity, following Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, who was chosen in 2005.

Internationally recognized for her expertise in disaster nursing and public health emergency preparedness, Veenema currently serves as a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Standing Committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Strategic National Stockpile. She has previously served as a senior consultant to government organizations including the departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs, the Administration for Children and Families, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Veenema is a recipient of the International Committee of the Red Cross Florence Nightingale Medal, the highest international distinction a nurse can achieve, and the Visiting Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award. At Hopkins, she has hosted hospital administrators, educators, nurses, military, and public health officials to discuss advancing the science and practice of disaster nursing, and she participated in the CDC/Johns Hopkins team to develop training modules for donning and doffing of personal protective equipment when treating Ebola patients.

“Dr. Veenema is an impressive asset to the nursing profession, our school, and the country for her in-depth knowledge in disaster nursing, public health, clinical systems, and policy,” says JHSON Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN. “This is a stellar opportunity for her to expand her reach and build interdisciplinary collaborations to further national practice, care, and policy in such an important arena.”

The Distinguished NAM Nurse Scholar-in-Residence program is supported by the American Academy of Nursing, the American Nurses Association, and the American Nurses Foundation


Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research and practice and ranks No. 2 nationally among graduate schools of nursing and No. 2 for DNP programs in the U.S. News & World Report 2018 rankings. In addition, the school is ranked by QS World University as the No. 2 nursing school in the world and is No.1 by College Choice for its master’s program. The school is No. 1 among nursing schools for total Federal Research Grants and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu.

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