Cathleen Wheatley, DNP, Selected as American Academy of Nursing Fellow

August 6, 2021

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. 

Cathleen Wheatley, DNP
Through a competitive, rigorous application process, the Academy’s Fellow Selection Committee, which is comprised of current fellows, reviewed hundreds of applications to select the 2021 fellows based on their contributions to advance the public’s health. The newest fellows represent 38 states, the District of Columbia, and 17 countries. 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 inductees will be recognized for their significant contributions to health and health care at the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference on October 7-9, 2021. 


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.