American Academy of Nursing Designates
Seven Nurses as Living Legends, the Academy's Highest Honor
Academy will Honor Living Legends at Annual Policy Conference in November
Washington, DC (August 9, 2018) - The American Academy of Nursing announced seven nurse leaders to receive its highly acclaimed designation of Living Legend today. Exceptionally accomplished in nursing and health care over the course of their careers, these trailblazers will officially receive the Academy's highest honor at a special ceremony during its policy conference in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2018.
"The Academy is thrilled to designate these incredibly deserving individuals as Academy Living Legends for their many contributions,” said Academy President Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Clearly, each nurse leaders' accomplishments have positively impacted the health and healthcare of people in the United States and across the globe. Their legacy will endure the test of time.”
The Academy recognizes a small number of Fellows as Living Legends each year. To be eligible, the Living Legend must have been an Academy Fellow for at least 15 years and have demonstrated extraordinary, sustained contributions to nursing and health care. The following nurses will be honored as 2018 Living Legends in recognition of the multiple contributions they have made to nursing that continue to reverberate throughout the health services field today.
American Academy of Nursing 2018 Living Legends:
Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a leader in research and advocacy in the field of violence against women and health outcomes. Her investigations into intimate partner homicide and other violence against women, as well as policy initiatives to improve the justice and health care system response, have paved the way for a growing body of interdisciplinary knowledge. She developed the Danger Assessment instrument to assist abused women in determining their level of danger, and the Academy designated her an Edge Runner for this innovation in 2018. The author of more than 270 articles, 56 chapters and seven books, Dr. Campbell is the Anna D. Wolf Endowed Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, a member of the Baltimore Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors of Futures Without Violence.