For Immediate Release: October 21, 2016
For more information, contact: AANA Public Relations
Park Ridge, Illinois – Michael Neft, DNP, CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist from Pittsburgh, Pa., has been elected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Neft joins the ranks of an elite group of just over 2,000 nursing professionals, and only 30 CRNAs, who have been elected as AAN Fellows since the academy was established in 1973.
Neft is an associate professor, vice chair, and assistant director of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia Program. Neft oversees graduate students as they matriculate through the clinical and didactic science curriculums to become a CRNA. Prior to the University of Pittsburgh, Neft was an adjunct faculty member for the U.S. Army Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesia and assistant chief nurse anesthetist at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington. D.C.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be elected to the academy, both for me personally and for the profession of nurse anesthesia,” said Neft. “I look forward to learning many new things and partnering with my nursing colleagues to continue to move the nursing profession forward.”
About the American Academy of Nursing
The AAN currently is comprised of more than 2,400 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. Academy fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers. The academy fellows represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 28 countries.