UW Health Nursing Practice Innovation Director Named American Academy of Nursing Fellow

Diane Danis, UW Health director of nursing practice innovation MADISON - Dianne Danis, MS, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, director of nursing practice innovation, (pictured) was recently inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing.
Danis was nominated for this honor by two current Academy Fellows and was selected by the Academy's 15-member Fellow Selection Committee for her outstanding achievements in the nursing profession. Danis was formally inducted as a Fellow with 92 other nurse leaders during the Academy's Annual Awards Ceremony and Induction Banquet in Scottsdale, Arizona.

As director of nursing practice innovation, Danis leads the development and implementation of the primary nursing care delivery model and the Magnet Nursing Service Recognition initiative.
Danis' professional activities include many contributions to emergency, flight and trauma nursing. She has published a number of journal articles and textbook chapters, and has lectured extensively on topics related to these specialties.
Danis has held a number of appointments with the Journal of Emergency Nursing, including editorial board and associate editor appointments. She co-edited the third and fourth editions of the Handbook of Clinical Trauma Care. In her long association with the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), Danis has been a member of the national Boards of Directors, ENA Foundation Board of Trustees, Board of Certification in Emergency Nursing, and chairperson of the National Scientific Assembly Planning Committee. In recognition of her contributions to emergency nursing, ENA awarded Danis its most prestigious award, the Judith C. Kelleher Award.

The Academy is constituted to anticipate national and international trends in health care, and address resulting issues of health care knowledge and policy. Not only is the invitation to Fellowship recognition of one's accomplishments within the nursing profession, but also affords an opportunity to work with other leaders in health care in addressing the issues of the day.
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.

Date Published: 08/31/2009

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