The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) announced Associate Professor Tonya Schneidereith, Ph.D., CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC, CNE, CHSE-A and eight UMSON alumnae were selected as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).
They will be recognized for their contributions to health and health care at the academy’s annual Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference, taking place virtually Oct. 29-31.
The following alumnae were also among the 230 distinguished nurse leaders who compose this year’s cohort of AAN fellows: Kristen M. (Stanich) Brown, DNP, MS, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CHSE-A; Mary DiBartolo, Ph.D., RN-BC, CNE, FGSA; Jun-Yu Fan, Ph.D., MS; Mary Fey, Ph.D., MS, RN, CHSE-A, ANEF; Kathleen Griffith, Ph.D., MPH, FNP-BC; Catherine Haut, DNP, MS, CPNP-AC/PC, CCRN, FAANP; Belinda Mandrell, Ph.D., MS, BSN, RN PNP; Azizeh Sowan, Ph.D., RN.
Schneidereith is recognized throughout the nursing education community for spearheading state, national, and international service initiatives that advance simulation-based learning in prelicensure and nurse practitioner education.
Her work has included the development of an unfolding case for the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Advancing Care Excellence-Pediatrics series, which combines storytelling with the experiential nature of simulation. She also co-created the NLN A VISION FOR Integration of the Social Determinants of Health into Nursing Education Curricula. She was recently appointed by leaders of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties to co-author the first nurse practitioner Simulation Guidelines and Best Practices, for which she is an associate editor.
Schneidereith has also been named a Fellow of the National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education. She was inducted at the 2020 NLN Education Summit, which took place virtually Sept. 23-25. She is one of only 15 distinguished nurse educators to be selected for the 14th class of fellows.
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