Two outstanding leaders in nursing receive ANCC Awards

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Geneva, Switzerland, 9 October 2014 – The American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC) has presented awards to Dr. Stephanie Ferguson, Director of the International Council of Nurses’ Leadership for Change Programme and the ICN-Burdett Global Nursing Leadership Institute, and to Her Royal Highness Princess Muna al-Hussein of Jordan, WHO Patron for Nursing and Midwifery in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. The Awards were given at the 2014 ANCC National Magnet Conference, in Dallas Texas, USA yesterday.

Her Royal Highness Princess Muna al-Hussein was presented with a Special President’s Award for her substantial work in supporting nursing globally. The President’s Award recognises exceptional leaders who have partnered with the ANCC President to advance the mission, vision, and strategic goals of the ANCC. HRH Princess Muna has a deep commitment to the advancement of nursing in Jordan and around the globe. With a focus on education, scholarship, ongoing training, and professional development, HRH Princess Muna has championed nursing and strengthened the healthcare workforce worldwide.

Dr Ferguson received the HRH Princess Muna Al-Hussein Award in recognition of her significant contributions to healthcare across borders and a dedication to nursing. Dr Ferguson was chosen for her many contributions over the years to the advancement of international nursing collaboration with ANCC. Dr Ferguson is the Director and Facilitator of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Leadership for Change Programme and the ICN-Burdett Global Nursing Leadership Institute. She is also a World Health Organization (WHO) Consultant working for several Regional Nurse Advisors and Regional and Headquarters’ Directors; a Consulting Associate Professor for Stanford University and an affiliate faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing.

“I am delighted that two such global leaders have been chosen by the ANCC to receive these awards,”

said Judith Shamian, President of the International Council of Nurses.

As an expert in global leadership and as an outstanding academic and professional nurse, Dr Ferguson has served as a role model for nurses throughout the world. Her Royal Highness Princess Muna has been a strong supporter of nursing for many years and I am delighted that her contributions to global nursing have been recognised in this significant way.”

Note for Editors

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations representing the millions of nurses worldwide. Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality care for all and sound health policies globally.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the world’s largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization. A subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), its mission is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs. ANCC’s internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. It recognizes healthcare organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes, while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education. It also offers educational materials to support nurses and organizations as they work toward their credentials.

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