2010 PhD graduate in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing (OEHN) program, Dr. Mary Foley (Director, UCSF/Stanford Center for Nursing Research and Innovation) has been selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). This is the highest honor in nursing profession in the U.S. Dr. Foley was recognized by the Academy for having used the policy process to guide positions, legislation, and regulation.
The Academy recognized Dr. Foley for her use of the policy process to guide positions, legislation, and regulation. She used the collective voice of the state and national nurses associations, especially the American Nurses Association (ANA), to advance change in the three areas: needlestick and sharp injury prevention, quality nursing practice, and patient safety. Her work on injury prevention aligns with her research and policy work to improve patient safety.
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