|UND professor named Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing|
Eleanor Yurkovich, professor in the UND College of Nursing, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), the profession’s highest national honor. Yurkovich, who also is a co-investigator for the Northern Plains Center for Behavioral Research, will be inducted at the 34rd AAN meeting and conference in Atlanta on Saturday.
AAN comprises 1,500 high-achieving nurse leaders. AAN Fellows have been identified by their peers to be the best and the brightest in the nursing discipline. In addition to the prestige of being chosen, the fellowship opens doors for collaboration with colleagues in many areas including leadership, research, and policy.
“I believe that belonging to this organization will put me in touch with colleagues who are engaged in cutting-edge research and development of health policy that will better the existence of many people,” Yurkovich said.
Yurkovich focuses her research on holistic, evidence-based interventions for people with persistent mental illness living in rural communities, prison systems, and on Indian reservations.
“Dr. Yurkovich is very deserving of this award,” said Julie Anderson, dean of nursing. “She is an energetic and respected long-term educator at the College of Nursing. She is enthusiastic in her approach and dedicated to research on psychiatric and mental health issues.”
The UND College of Nursing offers both undergraduate and graduate programs of study in nursing, including RN-BSN and RN-MS distance degrees, and undergraduate programs in dietetics and community nutrition.