Dr. Kristine Qureshi Named American Academy of Nursing 2013 Fellow


Honolulu, Hawaii (October 3, 2013) – The American Academy of Nursing has selected Dr. Kristine Qureshi, RN, DNSc, CEN, APHN-BC, for induction as a Fellow during the Academy’s 40th annual meeting on October 19, 2013, in Washington, DC. Dr. Qureshi is an associate professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing, where she is the director of public and global health nursing.

photo of Dr. Kristine QureshiDr. Qureshi received her doctorate in nursing science at the Columbia University in New York City, and is certified in both emergency and advanced public health nursing. She specializes in nursing education and workforce development as well as public health disaster preparedness. Dr. Qureshi represents the State of Hawaii at the American Pacific Nursing Leaders Council, serves as a technical advisor to the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office for a variety of nursing workforce initiatives, and is working with the Pacific Island Health Officers Association to build capacity for quality care and patient safety in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands.

Dr. Qureshi currently receives funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Health Resource and Service Administration, the World Health Organization, and the U.S. Department of Defense in support of her research and service projects. With WHO, she is building the evaluation criteria for global academic standards for nursing and midwifery. With Wuhan University in China, she is collaborating on disaster nursing research, and capacity building among U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands nursing leaders for community based participatory research. Dr. Qureshi joins fellow UH Manoa Nursing faculty members Associate Professor Maureen Shannon, CNM, FNP, PHD, FAAN, FACNM, and Dean Mary G. Boland, DrPH, RN, FAAN, as Academy Fellows.

“Kris Qureshi exemplifies the best of nursing. She is a successful researcher whose work translates into improved nursing practice on the global stage. As the director of the UH Manoa Nursing graduate program in public and community health, she is educating the next generation of nurses competent and capable to inform public policy and improve health in Hawaii,” said UH Manoa Nursing Dean Mary G. Boland, DrPH, RN, FAAN.

The Academy is composed of more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. The Academy Fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers. With this new class, Fellows will represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 19 countries. Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current Academy Fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed Fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing careers influenced health policies and the health and well being of all. New Fellows will be eligible to use the credentials FAAN (Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing) after their induction in October.


About American Academy of Nursing
The American Academy of Nursing serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. The Academy’s more than 2,000 fellows are nursing’s most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice, and research. They have been recognized for their extraordinary contributions to nursing and health care.

About UH Manoa Nursing
UH Manoa Nursing, the Nursing Capitol of the Pacific, is the leader in nursing education and research in Hawaii with outreach to Asia and the Pacific Basin. We support the mission of the University of Hawaii at Manoa: to provide an innovative, caring and multicultural environment in which faculty, students and staff work together to generate and transmit knowledge, wisdom, and values to promote quality of life and health for present and future generations. The school offers the BS, MS, DNP and PhD programs.

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