What's New Spring 2014

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced on February 7 results of their 2014 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee, and our own Dean Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, was elected for a two-year term as Board Member at Large.  Votes were cast by member deans and directors from the nation’s schools of nursing with baccalaureate and higher degree programs.

Dean Feldman is well positioned for this role.  She has been active in nursing education at the state and national levels, including past service on the board of Nurses Education Fund, Inc., as an appointed member of the New York State Board of Nursing, and member and past president of the New York State Council of Deans of Nursing. She has served on the board of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for 8 years, including a two-year appointment as Board Chair. Dr. Feldman’s work with AACN has included service on the Government Affairs Committee, the Mentoring Subcommittee, and as a State Grassroots Liaison.

“I am delighted to join AACN’s top leadership ranks, and I am looking forward to serving,” said Dean Feldman.

In a press release issued by AACN, the organization’s president, Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, said, “On behalf of AACN’s member deans, faculty, and students, I am pleased to welcome these new and returning members to the Board and Nominating Committee who will help take the organization to new heights. As the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, AACN is at the forefront of transforming how nurses are educated and how patient care is delivered. This critical work can only be achieved through the collective efforts of leaders like these who are committed to realizing AACN’s mission and goals.”