Yale School of Nursing, Yale University's Graduate Nursing Programs

Three YSN Faculty Inducted into American Academy of Nursing

November 1, 2008

Three members of the Yale University School of Nursing (YSN) faculty were inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as new Fellows on November 8. Angela Crowley, Nancy S. Redeker, and Martha Swartz were formally inducted as Fellows with 92 other nurse leaders during the Academy’s Annual Awards Ceremony and Induction Banquet in Scottsdale, Arizona. Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing affords an opportunity to work with other leaders in health care in addressing the issues of the day.

The three inductees include:

Angela Crowley, PhD, APRN, BC, PNP, is an Associate Professor at YSN. She serves as Chair of one of the Maternal Child Health Bureau panels for Caring for Our Children, national standards for health and safety in child care. Dr. Crowley co-founded the NAPNAP Child Care Special Interest Group, participated in the planning of the White House Conference on Child Care, and serves as consultant and researcher for numerous state and national projects.

Nancy Schmieder Redeker, PhD, RN, is Professor and Associate Dean for Scholarly Affairs at YSN. Her scholarship bridges the interdisciplinary specialties of cardiovascular health and sleep disorders. Dr. Redeker’s national and international speaking engagements, continuing education activities, and publications have raised awareness regarding the importance of sleep to people with or at-risk for heart disease. She has been published in more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts, and book chapters.

Martha Kirk Swartz, PhD, RN, CPNP, is Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs at YSN. She is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Pediatric Health Care. Representing the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Dr. Swartz recently co-chaired a writing work group in collaboration with the Society of Pediatric Nurses and the American Nurses’ Association, which resulted in the publication of Pediatric Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice.

New American Academy of Nursing Fellows are nominated for this honor by two current Fellows and then selected by the 15-member selection committee for their outstanding achievements in the nursing profession. The Academy’s mission is to serve the public and nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge.