MIAMI — Jacqueline L. Gonzalez, ARNP, MSN, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Miami Children’s Hospital, has been elected to serve on the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) Fellow Selection Committee for 2009 to 2012.
AAN was established in 1973 under the auspices of the American Nurses Association to provide visionary leadership to the nursing profession and the public in shaping future healthcare policy and practice. Today the association is comprised of approximately 1,500 Fellows, who were chosen based on their leadership in nursing education, management, practice and research.
Ms. Gonzalez, who became an AAN Fellow in 2005, will participate in the selection of future Fellows. The criteria for selection requires evidence of outstanding and broad contributions to nursing and healthcare, as well as evidence of strong potential for continuing influence on nursing practice and health policy.
Ms. Gonzalez resides in Kendall.
About Miami Children's Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008 by U.S.News & World Report.
About Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.