Elsevier’s Susan Sportsman and Michelle Troseth Named to American Academy of Nursing 2012 Class of Fellows

Leaders in the nursing field recognized for influence in health policies and prioritizing the well-being of others

Philadelphia, PA, June 11, 2012 – The American Academy of Nursing, an independent affiliate of the American Nursing Association, has selected Susan Sportsman and Michelle Troseth of Elsevier to join the ranks of the distinguished American Academy of Nursing 2012 Class of Fellows. Elsevier is the leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.

Founded in 1973, The American Academy of Nursing recognizes nurse leaders in management, practice, research, policy, and education. The Academy’s 1,800 fellows are the most accomplished and influential leaders in nursing. This year, 176 were acknowledged for their impact on the healthcare industry and will be inducted into the Class of Fellows at the Academy’s 39th Annual Meeting and Conference on October 13, 2012 in Washington, DC.

“Selection for membership in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing,” said Academy President Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN. “I congratulate all of the new Fellows and look forward to honoring their accomplishments and welcoming them into the Fellowship this October." 

As the Executive Vice President and Chief Professional Practice Officer of Elsevier, Michelle Troseth, RN, MSN, DPNAP, provides strategic leadership for Elsevier Clinical Decision Support (CDS) division and Elsevier CPM Resource Center business, an organization focused on practice transformation at the point of care. Ms. Troseth has over 25 years of experience in co-designing and implementing evidence-based practice and technology infrastructures to support patient-centered care and interdisciplinary integration at the point of care across hundreds of healthcare settings. Ms. Troseth is currently co-chair of the TIGER Initiative Foundation Board of Directors (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform); she served as the TIGER Summit Program Chair, and co-led a national TIGER collaborative on Usability and Clinical Application Design.Troseth was inducted into the National Academy of Practice in Nursing in 2007 for her significant contributions to advancing nursing practice with evidence and informatics.

Dr. Susan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF, is the Director of the Academic Consulting Group, an innovative service of Elsevier that provides targeted consultation services and faculty development workshops to improve nursing education. The consultants provide expert, unbiased, results-oriented recommendations for improving the clients’ programs. Dr. Sportsman is also currently the Co-Chair of the Texas Team Advancing Health Through Nursing Education Committee and a member of the Texas Board of Nursing Advisory Committee on Education. Her rare mixture of educational, clinical and business expertise has made her a well-known and highly sought-after consultant.

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About The American Academy of Nursing
The American Academy of Nursing anticipates and tracks national and international trends in health care, while addressing resulting issues of health care knowledge and policy. The Academy’s mission is to serve the public and nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence,and ClinicalKey—and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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