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Dr. Michael Evans Wins ANCC's 2018 Margretta Madden Styles President’s Award

SILVER SPRING, MD—The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) today presented its prestigious Margretta Madden Styles President’s Award to Michael L. Evans, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. The award recognizes his outstanding service as ANCC President, Board Member, and Board Director, ANCC World.

“Dr. Evans presided over the growth of ANCC from a national credentialing organization to a global force that exemplifies nursing excellence,” said ANCC President Patricia Reid Ponte, DNSc, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. “Through his vision and leadership, the breadth, depth, and value of ANCC’s programs have advanced global credentialing for nurses around the world. It is a distinct privilege and pleasure to honor him with this well-deserved award.”

Dr. Evans is Dean, Professor, and holds the University Medical Center Endowed Chair for Excellence in Nursing at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing.

Prior to joining Texas Tech, he was President and CEO of Barnes-Jewish College and Founding Dean of the Goldfarb School of Nursing in St. Louis. His 25 years in hospital administration include Chief Nurse Executive and Chief Learning Officer at Texas Health Resources, and Chief Nursing Officer at St. David’s Health Care System in Austin and Northwest Texas Health Care System in Amarillo.

In addition to his two terms as ANCC president, Dr. Evans served as President of the Texas Nurses Association and spent eight years on the board of directors of the American Nurses Association, where he was Secretary and Treasurer.

He holds an MSN from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a PhD in nursing administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

The Margretta Madden Styles President’s Award recognizes exceptional leaders who have partnered with the ANCC president to advance the mission, vision, and strategic goals of the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Honorees are selected by the president rather than by a committee, and the award is given only when the recognition is warranted. Past recipients include those who have enhanced nurse professionalism and helped make ANCC the premier credentialing organization it is today.

About ANCC
The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. ANCC recognizes healthcare organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education and accredits transition to practice programs and prepares nurses for new practice roles. For more information about ANCC, visit us at and follow us on Twitter. ANCC is the only nurse credentialing organization to successfully achieve ISO 9001: 2015 certification. 

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