Impassioned Nursing Leader Normalynn Garrett Chosen as Fellow of the American Academy

  • Oct 21, 2016

For Immediate Release:  October 21, 2016
For more information, contact: AANA Public Relations

Park Ridge, Illinois–Normalynn Garrett, PhD, CRNA, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), joining more than 2,400 nursing leaders who make up the academy. She will be honored with the other 163 inductees at a ceremony to be held during the AAN’s annual policy conference, October 20-22, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

Garrett’s military experience and eagerness for evidence-based practice and rigorous educational standards, her desire to expand access for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to original research and educational excellence, and her dedication to improving healthcare treatment protocols for chemical and biological warfare, make her uniquely positioned to become a fellow of the AAN.

Commenting on her career, Garrett said she strives to “advance the vision of the academy to serve the public and nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through nursing knowledge and science. My enthusiasm for translating research into evidence-based practice will support the academy initiatives to develop and use nursing science to provide a strong voice for nurse scientists at the national and international levels,” she said.

“[Garrett’s] advocacy for a more scientific, research oriented anesthesia nursing journal culminated in the first yearly research-only supplemental publication to the AANA Journal, which provided a needed outlet for research dissemination to more than 45,000 practicing nurse anesthetists,” says Lorraine Jordan, PhD, CRNA, CAE, FAAN, executive director, AANA Foundation.

The AANA congratulations Normalynn Garrett on her induction as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

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.

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