Joyce P. Williams, Assistant Professor for Stevenson University Online, was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. The Academy named 163 nurse leaders into this year’s class of fellows.

The Academy is currently comprised of more than 2,300 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 24 countries. Academy fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers.

Fellow selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship by two current Academy fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and wellbeing of all.

“We are pleased the Academy is recognizing Joyce for her contributions to the forensic nursing field and for her efforts here at Stevenson University,” said Associate Dean, RNBS and Graduate Nursing, Judith Feustle, Sc.D., RN. “Joyce is currently serving on the national committee to determine forensic nursing core curriculum. This year, she presented at several conferences on human trafficking and emergency preparedness. Additionally, Joyce was a member of a forensic team that investigated the United 93 plane crash on September 11 in Pennsylvania and worked to reunite families following Hurricane Katrina.”

The induction ceremony took place during the Academy’s annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, on October 17, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

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