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American Nurses Association President elected to International Council of Nurses? Executive Board


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The American Nurses Association (ANA) announced this week that ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, was elected to the executive board of the International Council of Nurses (ICN).

The ICN is a federation of national nursing associations from around the world, representing millions of nurses. The election took place at the ICN Congress meeting in Barcelona, Spain earlier this week, where more than 8,000 nurses from around the world met to discuss global health care priorities and share knowledge. As a member of the ICN Executive Board, Cipriano will help represent the nursing profession worldwide.

In addition to Cipriano’s election, nurses from the United States were among those honored for their contribution to profession:

Linda H. Aiken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN received the Christiane Reimann Prize, which recognizes RNs who have made a significant impact on the nursing profession internationally. Aiken’s pioneering research created an evidence base showing the importance of nurses caring for fewer patients each, having most nurses with bachelor’s degrees or higher providing care, and improving nurse work environments.

Nancy E. Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN received the International Achievement Award, that recognizes an RN who has made a significant impact internationally in direct care, education, management, or research. Glass is a professor and associate dean for research, associate director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, and a Maryland Nurses Association member.

Beth Oliver, DNP, RN, and Arlene Travis, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, MS were designated the first runner up for the first-ever Kim Mo Im Policy Innovation and Impact Award. They will receive a $5,000 grant to advance their innovative policy project focusing on the “empowerment of individuals and communities to improve cardiovascular health.”