FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2017
Rachel Farbman, 301-628-5062
American Nurses Association President elected to International Council of Nurses Executive Board
SILVER SPRING, MD –The American Nurses Association (ANA) announced today that ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, was elected to the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Executive Board. The election took place during the governing body meeting at the ICN Congress, being held May 27 to June 1 in Barcelona, Spain. More than 8,000 nurses from around the world met to discuss global health care priorities and share knowledge during the Congress.
The ICN is a federation of national nurses associations, including ANA, which represents millions of nurses. Its board is comprised of the President, three Vice Presidents and twelve members. As a member of the ICN Executive Board, Cipriano will help represent the nursing profession worldwide.
Additionally, nurses from the United States were among those honored for their contributions to the profession, patient care and global health during the ICN Congress.
Linda H. Aiken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN, received the prestigious Christiane Reimann Prize, which recognizes RNs who have made a significant impact on the nursing profession internationally, or through the profession for the benefit of humanity. Among other achievements, ICN cited Aiken's pioneering research that created an evidence base showing the importance of nurses caring for fewer patients each, having most nurses with bachelor's degrees or higher providing care, and improving nurse work environments. Aiken is the director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing, a senior Fellow of Penn's Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics and a Pennsylvania State Nurses Association member.
Nancy E. Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, is scheduled to receive the International Achievement Award on May 30. This award recognizes an RN who has made a significant impact internationally in direct care, education, management or research. Glass is a professor and associate dean for research, associate director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health and a Maryland Nurses Association member.
Two nurses – Beth Oliver, DNP, RN, and Arlene Travis, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, MS – were designated the first runner up for the first-ever Kim Mo Im Policy Innovation and Impact Award. They will receive a $5,000 grant to advance their innovative policy project focusing on the "empowerment of individuals and communities to improve cardiovascular health."
ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, was elected to the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Executive Board.
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The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the U.S. member to the International Council of Nurses, a federation of more than 130 national nurses' associations, representing nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world's first and widest reaching international organization for health professionals. ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce. ANA is one of the founding members of the ICN.