American Academy of Nursing to Honor AACN Leaders

Dr. Cynthia McCurren, Dr. Vernell DeWitty, AACN's inaugural Chief Diversity Equity Inclusion, Robert Rosseter, AACN Chief Communications Officer

AACN applauds the 253 distinguished nurse leaders who will be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing’s (Academy)  2023 Class of Fellows.The inductees will be recognized for their substantial, sustained, and outstanding impact on health and health care at the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference, October 5-7, 2023 in Washington, DC.

Among the nurse leaders to be honored this year are AACN Board Chair Dr. Cynthia McCurren (dean, University of Michigan-Flint) and Dr. Vernell DeWitty, AACN’s inaugural Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer who now serves as a consultant for the association.

In addition, AACN Chief Communications Officer Robert Rosseter will be among four distinguished champions of nursing to be named an Honorary Fellow by the Academy. Robert will be honored for his career in shaping the dialogue on academic nursing and elevating the profession. He has driven change by generating public interest to garner support for preparing a more highly educated nursing workforce.

AACN congratulates the Academy’s entire 2023 Class of Fellows!