American Academy of Nursing Fellow Named

    Mary Jane Hanson, Ph.D., professor of nursing and director of the Nursing Department’s graduate and DNP programs at the University, was named as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
    September 16, 2020

    Mary Jane Hanson, Ph.D., professor of nursing and director of the Department of Nursing’s graduate and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) programs at The University of Scranton, was named as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Through a competitive application process, Academy Fellows are selected for induction into the organization for their extraordinary contributions to improve health locally and globally.

    Dr. Hanson, and other 2020 Fellow inductees, will be recognized for their significant contributions to health and health care at the Academy’s annual Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference, which will take place virtually Oct. 29-31.

    Dr. Hanson joins University of Scranton Nursing Professor Margarete Zalon, Ph.D., among the American Academy of Nursing’s approximately 2,700 Fellows, who are recognized nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research.

    Dr. Hanson holds certifications as an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner and maintains a current part-time family nurse practitioner practice. She also maintains numerous professional memberships and serves as chair of the board for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

    Dr. Hanson has published more than 30 papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals including Nursing Research, Western Journal of Nursing Research, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Nursing Education Perspectives, Journal of Health Management and Public Health, The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Journal of Critical Care, The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, American Journal of Nursing, and Nursing Management. Her research interests include cigarette smoking, women’s health, cross-cultural study, adolescents’ risk behaviors and primary health care.

    In addition, Dr. Hanson has been very successful at securing grant funding and has successfully authored federal grants for the graduate nursing program totaling more than three million dollars.

    Dr. Hanson earned her bachelor’s degree from Cedar Crest College and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She joined the faculty at University in 1996.

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