The American Nurses Association (ANA) proudly recognized Hattie M. Bessent, EdD, MSN, RN, FAAN, with its Hall of Fame Award at the association’s 2008 Biennial House of Delegates meeting in Washington, DC on June 26, 2008.
“As an African-American woman, Dr. Bessent is responsible for breaking down many cultural, educational, and professional barriers. As an educator, her work has impacted generations of nurses. As a health care professional, her strength and leadership has inspired women from all walks of life. Dr. Bessent serves as a role model to all nurses and ANA is grateful for her life-long dedication to nursing,” said ANA President Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR.