Scarton to be Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellows

UF College of Nursing’s Lisa Scarton, PhD, RN, is among 253 distinguished nurse leaders slated to be inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellows. The inductees will be recognized for their substantial, sustained and outstanding impact on health and health care at the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference, taking place on October 5 – 7, 2023 in Washington, DC. This year’s conference theme is “Celebrating 50 Years of Leadership, Policy, and Partnership.” 

The newest Fellows, and largest class, represent 40 states, the District of Columbia, and 13 countries. In welcoming these Fellows, the Academy will be comprised of more than 3,000 leaders who are experts in policy, research, administration, practice, and academia that champion health and wellness, locally and globally. 

Invitation to Fellowship is more than recognition of one’s accomplishments within the nursing profession. Academy Fellows 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 by:

  • Enhancing the quality of health and nursing
  • Promoting healthy aging and human development across the life continuum
  • Reducing health disparities and inequalities
  • Shaping healthy behaviors and environments
  • Integrating mental and physical health
  • Strengthening the nursing and health delivery system, nationally, and internationally