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Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute Announces 2023 Class of Fellows

CNSI Institute

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute (CNSI) is pleased to announce the 2023 Class of CNSI Fellows. This is a highly prestigious honor and only awarded to those members of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) who epitomize the excellence of Clinical Nurse Specialist as leaders of the nursing profession, staunch advocates for patients and families, and forerunners of innovations to improve the health of populations. The new fellows will be inducted on Thursday, March 9th during the NACNS 2023 conference in Portland Oregon. Guest tickets for attending the dinner event are available on the NACNS conference registration website.

The 2023 Class of Fellows are:

Lianna Z. Ansryan, MSN, PHN, GERO-BC, AGCNS-BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA Health), Los Angeles, California

David F. Bradley Jr., Lt Col, USAF, DNP, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, CNOR
Assistant Professor/Deputy Director AGCNS Program
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Daniel K Inouye Graduate School of Nursing, Bethesda, Maryland

Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist
University Hospitals, Geauga Medical Center, Chardon, Ohio

Jennifer A. Dammeyer, MS, RN, CNS-C, CCRN-K
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care Medicine
The University of Michigan, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Kimberly W. Elgin, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, PCCN, CMSRN
Assistant Professor & Director, DNP Program, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
University Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia

Clinical Nurse Specialist and Adjunct Faculty
University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Rachel A. Moody, MS, CNS, RN, CENP
Nurse Administrator Nursing Practice and Quality and Assistant Professor of Nursing
Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, Minnesota

Brittany D. Rhoades, PhD, APRN, CCNS, CCTN
Clinical Nurse Specialist/Instructor Cardiothoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Jean Salera-Vieira, DNP, PNS, APRN-CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, C-ONQS
Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, Director Program Development, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Newport Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island

Phyllis B. Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, PMGT-BC, FNAP, FAAN
Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist and Clinical Ethicist
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia

In 2016, the CNSI was founded as an arm of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS). Its goal is to develop and promote the charitable, educational, innovative clinical practice and scientific purposes of NACNS. Today, the Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute is the 501(c)3 arm of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.

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