School of Nursing instructor named Academy of Emergency Nursing fellow

As one of 163 worldwide AEN fellows, Hallman was recognized for substantial contributions to emergency nursing.
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melanie hallman 2017University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing instructor Melanie Gibbons Hallman, DNP, has been named a fellow of the Academy of Emergency Nursing.

Hallman, an emergency nurse practitioner who has been an active Emergency Nurses Association member since 1988, was inducted along with 15 others in the 2017 Class of Fellows on Sept. 16 in St. Louis during the ENA’s Emergency Nursing Conference. There are only 163 AEN fellows worldwide.

“I have had lights and sirens in my head since I was 12 years old when I was introduced to firefighting and emergency services by my uncle, C.G. Weeks, who was a Birmingham Fire Department lieutenant,” Hallman said. “This is the culmination of almost 40 years of my working experience, and I am elated to receive it. It is one of the highest honors ever bestowed on me in my professional career.”

In her career, Hallman has served in multiple emergency services roles, including paramedic/firefighter, nursing administrator, and direct nursing service provider. She was instrumental in the development of the school’s Master of Science in Nursing Emergency Nurse Practitioner subspecialty courses, and she serves as ENP subspecialty courses coordinator.

Hallman has also demonstrated leadership in many national, state and local emergency nursing capacities throughout her career. She continues to provide patient care as an ENP in area emergency departments and volunteers with various organizations as a family nurse practitioner providing health care access to medically underserved populations.

The Academy of Emergency Nursing was established in 2004, by the Emergency Nurses Association to honor nurses who have made enduring, substantial contributions to emergency nursing, advanced the profession, including the health care system in which the emergency nursing is delivered, and provided leadership to the ENA and AEN.