Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence Program

The NAM/AAN/ANA/ANF Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence program is designed to assist outstanding nurse leaders to play a more prominent role in health policy development at the national level. The program seeks individuals who have the capacity and skills to bring issues of special interest in nursing to greater public understanding and policy attention. As part of the program, the scholar is asked to produce a policy-oriented paper based on her/his area of special interest or become actively involved in a National Academies study related to his/her area of expertise.

The program, initiated in 1992, is supported by the American Academy of Nursing, the American Nurses Association, and the American Nurses Foundation and conducted by the NAM. Each year, one senior nurse scholar is selected from an eligible institution or organization to come to Washington to participate in 1-year program of orientation and work at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Current Scholar

Allison Squires, PhD, RN, FAAN

Allison Squires, PhD, RN, FAAN

2019-2020 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence

Allison Squires, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a global health workforce capacity-building researcher with a special interest in improving immigrant and refugee health outcomes. To date, she has led or participated in studies covering 34 countries, with current active projects taking place in Mexico, Uganda, and the Czech Republic. Her methods expertise lies in cross-language research, both qualitative and quantitative. She recently completed an Agency for Health Care Research and Quality funded R01 level study that examined how language barriers affect home health care outcomes. That study was the first to find how a patient’s language preference affects their risk for adverse outcomes and how organizations respond to mitigate those risks. Dr. Squires has consulted with the Migration Policy Institute and the World Bank on nursing and health workforce issues and produced several major policy analyses with their teams. A prolific writer, Dr. Squires has authored over 150 publications including 100 in peer-reviewed journals. She serves as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Nursing Studies (the top-ranked nursing journal in the world), the Research Editor for the Journal of Nursing Regulation, and as an Academic Editor for PLoS One. Prior to entering academia full time, Dr. Squires worked as a staff nurse in solid organ transplant and as a staff educator for 11 years in the US healthcare system. She is currently accepting PhD students and/or post-doctoral fellows/associates with interests in the following areas: 1) global health, 2) migration & immigrant health, and 3) health services research

Past Scholars

2018
Lori Trego, PhD, CNM, FAAN

2017
Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN

2015
Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

2014
Sally Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN

2013
Beatrice J. Kalisch, PhD, RN, FAAN

2012
Marla E. Salmon, ScD, RN, FAAN

2010
Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN

2009
Julie A. Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN

2008
Mary E. Evans, RN, PhD, FAAN

2007
Carolyn Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN

2006
Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD, RN, FAAN

2005
Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN

2004
Veronica D. Feeg, PhD, RN, FAAN

2003
Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN

2002
Bonnie M. Jennings, DNSc, RN, FAAN

2000
Virginia Tilden, PhD, RN, FAAN

1998
Judith B. Krauss, MSN, RN, FAAN

1996
Nancy E. Reame, PhD, RN, FAAN

1993
Connie Curran, EdD, RN, FAAN

Program Administration

The NAM administers this program with support from AAN, ANA, and ANF.  Inquiries should be directed to:

Gregg S. Margolis, PhD
Director
Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs
National Academy of Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-1506
Email: gmargolis@nas.edu


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