The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) announced that it has selected Cathleen Wheatley, DNP, RN, CENP, President, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, as one of its 225 distinguished nurse leaders to be inducted into the 2021 Class of Fellows. Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career, in which their accomplishments are honored by their colleagues within and outside the profession.
The American Academy of Nursing serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. The Academy's more than 2,600 fellows are nursing's most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice, and research. They have been recognized for their extraordinary contributions to nursing and health care.