Pittsburgh, Nov.10-Ann M. Mitchell, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, associated profeddor in the Department of Health and Community Systems at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as a Fellow on Saturday, November 8, 2008. Mitchell is a certified advanced practice holistic nurse and has received the Nurse as a Global Citizen Award from the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association. She is President of the North American Consortium for Nursing and Allied Health (NACNAH) for International Cooperation.
Mitchell was nominated for this honor by two current Academy Fellows and selected by the Academy's 15-member Fellow Selection Committee for her outstanding achievements in the nursing profession. She was formally inducted as a Fellow with 92 other nurse leaders during the Academy's annual awards ceremony and induction banquet in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Her scholarly interested include mental health outcomes research, bereavement following sudden, unnatural death specifically by suicide, and complicated grief. The Academy works to anticipate health care trends and address issues of health care knowledge and policy. Its mission is to serve the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Mitchell will participate on the Academy's Expert Panels on psychiatric-mental health nursing and global health nursing.
Ann Mitchell is a member of the American Liver Foundation Western PA-WV Chapter's Associate Medical Advisory Committee. She is instrumental in supporting the education provided to the patients and communities served by the American Liver Foundation.