Kirkpatrick to be inducted as fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
Mandy Kirkpatrick, PhD, BSN’05, RN, associate professor and Brooks Scholar in the Creighton University College of Nursing, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
“Induction into the American Academy of Nursing is a tremendous honor – less than 1% of U.S. nurses achieve this recognition,” said Catherine Todero, PhD, BSN’72, RN, FAAN, dean of the College of Nursing and vice provost for Health Sciences Campuses.
“Members are elected and invited into the academy based on their leadership, accomplishments and impact in healthcare. The College of Nursing is extremely proud of Dr. Mandy Kirkpatrick, the only nurse from Nebraska to be chosen for membership this year.”
The academy is a policy organization and honorific society that recognizes nursing’s most accomplished leaders in the areas of policy, research, practice, administration and academia, aimed at advancing equitable solutions to the nation’s most complex healthcare challenges.
Academy fellows from more than 40 countries play a wide variety of influential roles in healthcare. Induction represents more than recognition of one’s accomplishments within the nursing profession. Fellows also contribute their collective expertise to the academy, engaging with health leaders nationally and globally to improve health and achieve health equity by impacting policy through nursing leadership, innovation and science.
“I am honored and humbled to be selected as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing,” said Kirkpatrick. “This would not be possible without the outstanding support of my colleagues in the College of Nursing, who have inspired and contributed to my teaching and scholarship.
“This award reflects the innovative atmosphere fostered at Creighton University and the great difference that Creighton nursing faculty make in the lives of the populations we serve by constantly striving to raise the bar in nursing education.
“I am thankful that this opportunity has been afforded by the generosity of Dr. Ella Brooks, who established the Brooks Scholar award through the College of Nursing’s Center for Faculty, Innovation, Research and Education (FIRE) initiative, providing protected time to continue my innovation and discovery.”
Through a rigorous and competitive application process, the academy’s Fellow Selection Committee reviewed nearly 400 applications in selecting the 2023 fellows, who represent 40 states, the District of Columbia and 13 countries.
Kirkpatrick and the other 2023 inductees will be recognized for their substantial, sustained and significant contributions to health and healthcare at the academy’s annual Health Policy Conference, taking place Oct. 5-7, 2023, in Washington, D.C., during induction ceremonies held the evening of Oct. 7.
When the new fellows are inducted, the academy will be comprised of more than 3,000 leaders who are experts in policy, research, administration, practice and academia who champion health and wellness, locally and globally.