The following criteria must be met by all inductees into the ANA Hall of Fame:
- The nominee must have demonstrated leadership that affected the health and/or social history of the United States through sustained, lifelong contributions in or to nursing practice, education, administration, research, economics, or literature.
- The nominee must have been prepared in a formal nursing program unless the contribution was made before 1873 when no formal training was available.
- The nominee must have worked in or represented the United States or its territories.
- The achievements of the nominee must have enduring value to nursing beyond the nominee's lifetime.
The ANA Hall of Fame is a lasting tribute to nurses whose dedication and achievements have significantly impacted the nursing profession throughout the years. The members of the ANA Hall of Fame are honored in a permanent memorial located at ANA's headquarters in Washington, DC.
For information on nominations, contributions, etc. contact ANA Leadership Services.