UT Austin Nurse Leaders Honored by the American Academy of Nursing

Two UT Austin School of Nursing faculty members will be inducted into the 2019 class of fellows of the American Academy of NursingKaren Johnson, PhD, RN, associate professor; and Julie Zuñiga, PhD, RN, assistant professor, are among 231 highly distinguished nurse leaders to be inducted during the AAN policy conference in Washington, D.C., October 26, 2019.

The School of Nursing inductees join more than 100 UT Austin fellows in the Academy, 10 of whom are current faculty and eight are faculty emeriti. Twelve other new inductees are from Texas, eight of those from within The University of Texas System. In all, fellows come from 17 countries, 38 states and the District of Columbia.

The Academy currently comprises more than 2,600 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research who have been recognized for their extraordinary commitment to the promotion of the public’s health through evidence and innovation.

“We are proud of the accomplishments of our new fellows and are confident they will continue to contribute to the body of nursing science and education,” Alexa Stuifbergen, dean of the UT Austin School of Nursing, said. “We are also grateful to the AAN for recognizing their stellar achievements with this designation.”