Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Practitioner Named American Academy of Nursing Fellow

Hartford, Conn. (PRWEB) July 12, 2013

Renee Manworren, PhD, APRN, BC, PCNS-BC, has been selected for induction as an American Academy of Nursing Fellow. She will be inducted during the Academy’s 40th annual meeting on October 19 in Washington, D.C.

“Selection for fellowship in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing,” said Academy president Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN. “I congratulate Dr. Manworren and all of the new Fellows, and look forward to honoring their accomplishments and welcoming them into the Academy.”

The Academy is composed of more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice policy, and research. The Academy Fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers. Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current Academy Fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed Fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing careers influenced health policies and the health and well-being of all.

“We at Connecticut Children’s are so proud of Renee, and privileged to have someone of her caliber working with us,” said Cheryl Hoey, RN, Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. “Renee is an incredible role model for our nurses, an incredible teacher, and an incredible caregiver; she truly deserves this honor.”

Dr. Manworren is an internationally known lecturer and master faculty member of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing. She is the only nurse on the board of the American Pain Society and is also on the board of ChildKind International. As an expert in the area of acute pediatric pain assessment and management, her research focuses on the role of the family and innovative methods of managing post-surgical pain. A Nurse Scientist for Connecticut Children’s Division of Pain and Palliative Care Medicine, she is one of the primary mentors for nurses who are interested in research. Dr. Manworren is also Assistant Professor for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and the University of Connecticut School of Nursing.

About Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for-profit children’s hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Named among the best in the nation for several of its pediatric specialties in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, Connecticut Children’s is the only free-standing children’s hospital in Connecticut that offers comprehensive, world-class health care to children. Our pediatric services are available at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford and at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, with neonatal intensive care units at Hartford Hospital and the University of Connecticut Health Center, along with five specialty care centers and 10 other locations across the state. Connecticut Children’s has a medical staff of nearly 1,100 practicing in more than 30 specialties.

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