Park Ridge, Ill. - The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) congratulates Naperville resident Lorraine Jordan, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), PhD, on her induction as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Jordan was given this prestigious honor in recognition of dedicating more than 20 years of her career to the advancement of anesthesia through research and education.
As one of 143 nurses named as a 2011 Academy Fellow, Jordan will join forces with the 1,800 select nursing leaders that makeup the AAN. The AAN’s purpose is to anticipate and track national and international trends in healthcare, and create and execute policy-related initiatives to help reform America’s healthcare system. Out of more than 3 million licensed practicing nurses in the United States, the AAN is comprised of top nursing executives, policymakers, scholars, researchers, and practitioners who have made significant contributions to the nursing and healthcare communities.
“The American Academy of Nursing provides a hub for nurses of all specialties to collaboratively work towards mending the disparities within our healthcare system,” said Jordan. “As an Academy Fellow, I feel fortunate to be a part of an ongoing movement that has the potential to impact millions. I am truly honored by this esteemed recognition.”
Currently, Jordan holds the positions of Executive Director of the AANA Foundation, Chief Research Officer for the AANA, Adjunct Instructor within the Department of Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing at Rush University Medical Center, and an Affiliate Graduate Instructor within the Department of Health Related Sciences in the School of Allied Health Professions at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.
Her scholarly achievements include authoring and co-authoring journal articles, book chapters, and research abstracts in publications such as the AANA Journal, the Journal of Allied Health, and Today’s OR Nurse. Jordan has also served as either principal or associate investigator, presenter, or as a mentor for many research project.
In addition to her induction as an Academy Fellow, Jordan was recently awarded the Special Recognition award by the AANA and the AANA Foundation in appreciation for her years of commitment to the nurse anesthesia profession and the association. In the 80-year history of the AANA, she is one of only five individuals to receive the distinct honor.
Jordan was educated at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. There, she earned a doctorate’s degree in health education, master’s degree in allied medicine, certificate in nurse anesthesia, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Lorraine is married to Dale, and they have 2 children, Dale and Lori.
Some of Jordan’s volunteer activities include serving as: President of the Association of Child Development, Secretary of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Institute for Quality Improvement, Council for Graduate Foreign Nurses (CGFNS) International – Sub Committee of the Professional Nurse Credentials and Standards Committee, Founder and Member of Nursing Associations’ Foundations Alliance and Member and Past Chairman of the Intercollaborative on Nursing Statistics.