UAB School of Nursing professor named National Academics of Practice fellow

Induction in National Academics of Practice is based on excellence and dedication to the profession of nursing, scholarship and policy support.
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Allison Shorten StreamAllison Shorten, Ph.D.Allison Shorten, Ph.D., professor and chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing’s Department of Acute, Chronic and Continuing Care, has been inducted into the distinguished National Academies of Practice.

The National Academies of Practice brings together those in multiple health professions to work collaboratively and advise on topics including national health policy and affordable, accessible health care.

Fellowship in the NAP is extended to the professionals who have excelled and are dedicated to furthering interprofessional practice, scholarship and policy in support of interprofessional care.

“I am honored to be recognized for my work as an interprofessional scholar by the National Academies of Practice,” Shorten said. “As I am the director of the Office of Interprofessional Curriculum at UAB, this membership is significant because it extends unique opportunities for collaboration across professions at the national level. I am looking forward to working with other passionate health care scholars within NAP, to create new opportunities for expanding interprofessional education, policy and practice.”

Shorten’s career includes three decades of work in interprofessional education and research to improve quality and safety in health care. She also creates innovative educational experiences for students to prepare the workforce for the future and ultimately improve experiences and outcomes for patients and their families.

Shorten was inducted during the awards and induction ceremony in San Diego, California, on March 5, 2022.