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Four School of Nursing alumnae elected as FAAN fellows

November 28, 2018   /   by Mary Lee Clark

Left to Right: Mason alumna Paula Graling, Mason professor Anna Stoehr, Joyce Ann Hahn, Theresa M. Davis and Mason alumna Mary Ann Friesen.

Four George Mason University nursing alumnae were recently named Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). The academy has more than 2,500 fellows and includes nursing’s most accomplished leaders in education management, practice and research, according to the group’s website.  ​

“We are very proud of the college’s newly inducted fellows of the American Academy of Nursing,” said Germaine Buck Louis, dean of the College of Health and Human Services. “In so doing, they join the prestigious rank of highly distinguished nurse leaders whose careers have influenced nursing practice or health care, leading to the promotion of health and well-being for all.”​

The newly inducted 2018 nursing fellows are: ​

Joyce Ann Hahn, MSN Advanced Clinical Nursing ’97, CERG Quality Improvement and Outcomes Management ’00 and PhD Nursing ’04; served as assistant dean for the School of Nursing at Mason from 2008 to 2010. She is currently an associate professor at the George Washington University School of Nursing. ​

Melody Eaton,PhD Nursing Administration and Health Policy ’04, is now the associate director for graduate programs and a professor at James Madison University’s School of Nursing. ​

Theresa Davis is the clinical operations director at Inova Health System in Falls Church, Virginia. She is also an adjunct professor at Mason. She earned her PhD in nursing philosophy in 2013, a master of science in nursing administration in 2002 and a bachelor of science in nursing in 1998, all from Mason.​

Patricia Carter Lane graduated from Mason with a BS in nursing in 1988. She currently works as the administrative director of neurosciences at Bon Secours Health System. ​

In addition to the newly inducted alumnae, Mason’s School of Nursing has a number of faculty members and alumni who are already currently serving as fellows of FAAN. Faculty members include Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for the Doctoral Division Kevin Mallinson, Professor Renee Milligan and recently retired assistant professor Barbara Hatcher.

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