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FNU President and Dean Susan Stone Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellow
HYDEN, KENTUCKY – October 2012: Frontier Nursing University President and Dean Susan E. Stone, DNSc, CNM, FAAN, FACNM, was one of 176 nurse leaders inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Stone was inducted during the 39th AAN Annual Meeting and Conference on October 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. Composed of the nation’s top nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research, the 2012 Fellows cohort is the largest class of inductees yet. Invitation to AAN Fellowship is more than recognition of one’s accomplishments within the nursing profession. AAN Fellows also have a responsibility to engage with other health care leaders in transforming America’s health care system. “Selection for membership in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing,” said Academy President Joanne Disch.
Fellows are selected for making significant contributions to nursing and healthcare. Dr. Stone’s diverse career spanning more than 30 years has been devoted to improving healthcare for women and families. Dr. Stone worked as a nurse, certified childbirth educator and later as a certified nurse-midwife in New York, after receiving her post-master’s certificate in nurse-midwifery from what is today known as Frontier Nursing University in 1991. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Science degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
As the current President and Dean of Frontier Nursing University, Dr. Stone has been instrumental in expanding the institution’s outreach worldwide, through a unique melding of online learning and real-world clinical experiences. Dr. Stone’s superior leadership and her passion for the mission of educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners has led to the exponential growth and success of this graduate school of nursing and midwifery, which now has enrollment of over 1,400 students. Her dedication and passion is evident in not only her 30+ year career accomplishments, but also through the more than 3,000 FNU graduates who are addressing the needs of rural and underserved communities across the country.
About the American Academy of Nursing Fellows:
The American Academy of Nursing is composed of more than 1,800 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. Fellow 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 to which nominees’ nursing careers influence health policies and the health and well-being of all. To learn more, visit http://www.aannet.org/fellows.
About Frontier Nursing University:
FNU provides advanced educational preparation for nurses who seek to become nurse-midwives, family nurse practitioners, or women’s health care nurse practitioners by providing a community-based distance graduate program leading to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or a post-master’s certificate. For more information about Frontier Nursing University, visit www.frontier.edu.