Dr. Kathleen Wheeler Honored with the Highest National Award in the Nursing Profession

Submitted by Meg McCaffrey on November 12, 2009

pr_kwheeler09Kathleen Wheeler, Ph.D., APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, professor of nursing at Fairfield University, has been inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as a new fellow – the highest national award in the nursing profession.

Dr. Wheeler, of Westport, Conn., was selected for the honor by the Academy’s 15-member fellow selection committee for her outstanding achievements in the nursing profession. She joins three other individuals at Fairfield University’s School of Nursing who have been bestowed with the honor: Jeanne Novotny, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean of the School of the Nursing; Doris Troth Lippman, EdD, APRN, FAAN, professor of nursing; and Anne Manton, Ph.D., APRN, FAAN, retired associate professor.

Dr. Novotny said, “We are so proud of Kate because her accomplishments are recognized by her peers on a national level and this brings great honor and prestige to Fairfield University. I am delighted that she has been recognized for her years of hard work and dedication.”

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