Jeanine Santelli Receives Nursing Honor

Jeanine Santelli, chair and professor of the Nursing Department, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). As a fellow, Santelli will contribute her time to the academy while engaging with other health leaders outside the academy to transform America’s health system. Together, fellows will enhance the quality of health and nursing, promote healthy aging and human life development, reduce health inequality, shape healthy behaviors and environments, integrate mental and physical health, and strengthen the nursing and health delivery system, both nationally and internationally.

Santelli was among 168 nurse leaders selected for induction at the Academy’s 2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference last October in Washington, D.C. Fellow selection criteria included evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current Academy fellows. A panel comprised of elected and appointed fellows reviewed and selected applications based, in part, on the extent of how the nominee’s nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and well-being of all.