Congratulations to our 2024 AAN Fellow

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June 26, 2024

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is pleased to announce that Heather Cuevas, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FCNS, assistant professor, has been selected to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

She will be inducted along with more than 200 highly distinguished nurse leaders from across the globe during the AAN Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2024.

Dr. Cuevas joins hundreds of UT Austin School of Nursing alumni and current and former faculty members in this prestigious academy. They have made countless contributions to addressing health care challenges through outstanding education, research, and service.

Dr. Cuevas’ research focuses on diabetes self-management and cognitive function. Her clinical background as a Clinical Nurse Specialist encompasses diagnosis, treatment, and management of a variety of endocrine disorders in the outpatient setting. She currently practices in the Family Wellness Center at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, working with patients with diabetes and other endocrine disorders.

Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career in which their accomplishments are honored by their colleagues within and outside the profession. Fellows are selected based on their contributions and impact to advance the public’s health.

The Academy is a policy organization and an honorific society that recognizes nursing's most accomplished leaders in policy, research, practice, administration, and academia to advance equitable solutions to the most complex health care challenges. Academy Fellows hold a wide variety of influential roles in health care in the United States and abroad. Induction into the Fellowship represents more than recognition of one's accomplishments within the nursing profession. Fellows 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.

The newest Fellows, selected from a competitive pool of applicants, represent 37 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and 14 countries. Their unique expertise and expansive body of knowledge will soon bolster the collective impact of over 3,000 Academy Fellows to achieve the Academy’s vision of healthy lives for all people. Click here to view the 2024 class of new fellows of the American Academy of Nursing.