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 global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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