Nursing Prof. Jane Hokanson Hawks Selected AAN Fellow

  • Date: June 10, 2012

Jane Hokanson Hawks selected AAN fellow Jane Hokanson Hawks, PhD, RN, BC

 (OMAHA) - The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) has announced that 176 nurse leaders from across the country have been selected to be inducted as Fellows, including Jane Hokanson Hawks, PhD, RN, BC, professor of nursing at Nebraska Methodist College-The Josie Harper Campus (NMC).

Hawks, a resident of Underwood, Iowa, will be inducted during the Academy's 39th Annual Meeting and Conference on October 13 in Washington, D.C.

Composed of the nation's top nurse researchers, policymakers, scholars, executives, educators and practitioners, 2012 is the largest class of inductees in the history of the organization.

"Being selected as a Fellow by the American Academy of Nursing is one of the most esteemed honors in nursing," said Nebraska Methodist College President and CEO Dennis Joslin, Ph.D.  "Jane is one of the most respected nurse educators and authors in this region.  While her work has been recognized by nursing and healthcare organizations for years, this is truly the most prestigious of them all."

The Academy is composed of more than 1,800 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. Selection criteria included evidence of significant contributions to nursing and healthcare, and sponsorship by two current Academy Fellows. 

Applicants were reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed Fellows.  Selection is based, in part, on the extent to which a nominee's nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and well-being of all.