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Allan Presented with Emeritus Membership Award

November 14, 2013

Award given to retired former AACN institutional representative.

Baltimore, Md. – The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is pleased to announce that Dean Emeritus Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been awarded the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Emeritus Membership Award.

AACN’s Emeritus Membership Award is presented to former AACN institutional representatives who have retired from the deanship and have been given the honorary title of emerita/emeritus by their former institution. Recipients of the award are recognized for providing outstanding service as a member of the AACN Board of Directors and/or other organizational leadership roles.

“This award recognizes Dr. Allan’s outstanding contributions as a nurse researcher, mentor, and educator as well as her service to the University. She has dedicated her career to the advancement of nurses via education, science, and patient care on the local, state, national, and international levels,” said UMSON Dean and AACN President Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “We are happy that she is being recognized by AACN and the nursing profession for her commitment and countless contributions, spanning almost 50 years, to the ever-evolving world of nursing, education, and health care.”

Allan’s service on AACN’s Board from 2006-2012, included a stint as treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee. She was also the Board liaison to the Clinical Nurse Leader Steering Committee and a member of the Future of Research Focused Doctorate and the DNP Essentials task forces. In addition, Allan served as a grass roots liaison for the state of Maryland and as the AACN representative to the National Nursing Research Roundtable and the Healthy People 2010.

"I am truly honored to receive this award. It has been a privilege to be a participant in an organization that has contributed so much to nursing education," Allan said.  

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The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largest nursing schools, and is ranked eleventh nationally. Enrolling more than 1,700 students in its baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders who shape the profession of nursing and impact the health care environment.