Shorten named NAP Fellow

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By Erica Techo

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Professor and Chair of the Department of Acute, Chronic and Continuing Care Allison Shorten, PhD, RN, FACM, FAAN, was recently inducted as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice.

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

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. Fellows are nominated and elected by their peers, recognizing their achievements and leadership within their profession.

“I am honored to be recognized for my work as an interprofessional scholar by the National Academies of Practice,” Shorten said. “As 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’s Fellowship induction was held at the NAP Annual Meeting in March.

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