Dr. Martha Libster, adjunct faculty in the MSOE School of Nursing, was one of 225 distinguished nurse leaders selected to be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing’s 2021 Class of Fellows. In welcoming these Fellows, the Academy will be comprised of more than 2,900 nursing leaders who are experts in policy, research, administration, practice, and academia who champion health and wellness, locally and globally.

“The Academy aims to improve health and achieve health equity through nursing leadership, innovation, and science,” said Academy president Eileen Sullivan-Marx, Ph.D., RN, FAAN. “The Academy’s Fellows embody our values of equity, diversity and inclusivity, inquiry, integrity and courage, which enable us to achieve new heights of impact that advance health policy across the globe.”

Entrance into the Academy is by nomination and selection by the Fellow Selection Committee, which is comprised of current Fellows. The committee reviews hundreds of applications and selects Fellows based on their contributions to advance the public’s health. The dynamic cohort of leaders bring diverse experience and expertise to the Fellowship.

Libster is the program coordinator for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) track in the Master of Science in Nursing program. The PMHNP program is in collaboration with Rogers Behavioral Health, providing students with hands-on learning experiences in real-world clinical settings.

The inductees will be recognized for their significant contributions to health and health care at the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference in October. The conference and induction ceremony will be offered in a hybrid format to allow attendees to participate in-person or virtually. Visit aannet.org to learn more about the Academy.