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  Nellie Robinson, RN, MS, FAAN named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
November 15, 2010

For immediate release

Washington, DC – Children’s National Medical Center Executive Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer Nellie Robinson, RN, MS, FAAN, was inducted today as a fellow to the American Nursing Academy at its annual meeting.

Nellie Robinson, RN, MS, FAAN, Executive Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer
Nellie Robinson, RN, MS, FAAN,
Executive Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer

“Selection for membership in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing,” said Academy President Catherine L. Gilliss, DNSc, RN, FAAN. “Academy Fellows are truly experts. The Academy Fellowship represents the nation’s top nurse researchers, policymakers, scholars, executives, and practitioners.”

Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care. Each nominee must be sponsored by two current Academy fellows. The new fellows are selected by a panel comprised of elected and appointed fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent to which nominees' nursing careers influence health policies and health care delivery for the benefit of all Americans. New fellows will be eligible to use the credentials FAAN (Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing) after their November induction. Mrs. Robinson was selected for multiple reasons including visionary leadership, serving as the elected national representative for nursing on the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees and specifically addressing quality and safety, facilitating region-wide access to care for all children, consistently high rates of retention of nurses in a hospital care system and of similarly high rates of nurse satisfaction levels, and of her mentorship for nursing and non-nursing leaders.

“This is truly an honor,” said Nellie Robinson, RN, MS, FAAN. “I am pleased to join the ranks of nursing leaders, whose work across many disciplines advances patient care, individual and public health advocacy, research into best practices, and rigorous education.”
The Academy is made up of more than 1,600 nursing leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. Leadership positions held by Academy Fellows include university presidents, chancellors, and deans; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives and vice presidents for nursing; researchers and entrepreneurs; and practicing nurses.

“We congratulate Mrs. Robinson,” said Edwin K. Zechman, president and CEO, Children’s National Medical Center.” Mrs. Robinson has lead Children’s National through an impressive process that earned Children’s National recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet designated hospital, the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve. She has the respect of the entire organization – across all disciplines – and we applaud her recognition by the prestigious American Academy of Nursing.”
 
Media contact: Paula Darte or Emily Dammeyer, Children's National public relations: 202-476-4500.
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About Children’s National Medical Center:
Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Home to Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. With 283 beds, more than 1,330 nurses, 550 physicians, and seven regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the Washington metropolitan area. Children’s National has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® designated hospital, the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve. For more information, visit www.ChildrensNational.org, receive the latest news from the Children's National press room, or follow us Facebook and Twitter.

About the American Academy of Nursing:
The American Academy of Nursing anticipates and tracks national and international trends in health care, while addressing resulting issues of health care knowledge and policy. The Academy’s mission is to serve the public and nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge.