National Academies of Practice inducts Professor Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren

Dr. A-E photoThe National Academies of Practice (NAP) has announced the election of U-M School of Nursing Professor Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN, as a distinguished scholar in nursing and fellow. Dr. Arslanian-Engoren, who is also associate dean of faculty affairs and faculty development at the School of Nursing, was welcomed welcomed into the National Academies of Practice along with other Class of 2021 fellows during a virtual awards and induction ceremony on March 20, 2021.

Fellowship in the National Academies of Practice is an honor extended to those who have excelled in their profession and are dedicated to furthering interprofessional practice, scholarship and policy in support of interprofessional care. The central purpose of NAP is to advise public policy makers on health care issues using NAP's unique perspective that of expert practitioners and scholars joined in interprofessional dialogue and advocacy.

Founded 40 years ago in 1981, NAP is an interprofessional, nonprofit organization with membership representing a range of health care professions willing to serve as distinguished advisors to health care policy makers in Congress and elsewhere. The mission of the National Academies of Practice is to serve as distinguished professionals advancing interprofessional health care by fostering collaboration and advocating policies in the best interest of individuals and communities. The 14 academies of practice within the National Academies of Practice include: Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, Athletic Training, Audiology, Dentistry, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Podiatric Medicine, Psychology, Social Work, Speech Language Pathology and Veterinary Medicine.