American Academy of Nursing inducts Barbara Moynihan as a fellow

Oct. 15, 2012 - Barbara Moynihan, a professor in the School of Nursing, has been inducted as a fellow by the American Academy of Nursing.

Moynihan was honored with one of the most significant awards in nursing for her pioneering role in the development of forensic nursing as well as for her long-term commitment to addressing the gaps in services and resources available to victims of interpersonal violence.

"It's a great honor," Moynihan said. "It's very humbling to be selected to receive this very prestigious award." Moynihan was inducted during the American Academy of Nursing's 39th annual meeting and conference on Oct. 13 in Washington, D.C.

"Selection for membership in the academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing," said Academy President Joanne Disch in a statement. "I congratulate all of the new fellows and look forward to honoring their accomplishments and welcoming them into the fellowship this October."

Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current academy fellows. Applicants are reviewed 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 the health and well-being of all.