On November 3rd, three YSN faculty were honored with awards at the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) annual conference in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ruth McCorkle received the AAN’s highest honor of Living Legend, while Dr. Canhua Xiao and Dr. Alison Moriarty Daley were inducted as AAN fellows.
The Living Legend Award
Each year the Academy recognizes a small group of fellows as Living Legends in honor of their extraordinary contributions to the nursing profession, sustained over the course of their careers. Dr. Ruth McCorkle was one of seven honorees this year, being recognized for her work as a pioneering hospice, palliative care, and oncology nurse. Dr. McCorkle retired from Yale School of Nursing in June following a distinguished career, the last twenty years of which have been spent at Yale. Read more about her career and extraordinary accomplishments here.
This year the AAN elected 195 nurse leaders worldwide to become AAN fellows, including YSN’s Dr. Canhua Xiao and Dr. Alison Moriarty Daley. Hailing from all 50 states and 29 countries, the fellows represent a wide range of backgrounds and are recognized for their accomplishments within the nursing profession. As fellows, they also have a responsibility to contribute their time and energies to the Academy, and to engage with other health leaders outside the Academy in transforming America’s health system. Read more here.