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AONE Names Linda Quinn Everett Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Press Release

Chicago | January, 30, 2018

The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) today announced Linda Quinn Everett, PhD, RN, is the 2018 recipient of its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors an AONE member recognized by the nursing community as a significant leader in the nursing profession who served AONE in an important leadership capacity. AONE will honor Everett during the opening plenary April 13 at AONE’s Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.

Everett is an adjunct professor at Indiana University School of Nursing and consulting faculty at Duke University School of Nursing. She has held numerous top executive positions in health care and academic settings. Most recently, she spent eight years as chief nurse executive at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis. During her tenure, six of the Indiana University Health hospitals achieved Magnet designation and IU Health launched an award-winning academic-practice program in partnership with the IU School of Nursing. In 2004, Everett led the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to the first hospitals in Iowa to achieve Magnet Hospital status. Under her leadership, the Iowa Model of Evidenced-Based Practice gained international prominence.

An active researcher, lecturer and speaker, Everett is widely published on nursing leadership, academic-practice partnerships, evidenced-based practice and financial acumen. Everett previously served as president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, treasurer of Sigma Theta Tau International and was the inaugural president of the Indiana Center for Nursing. Everett is the recipient of numerous honors including the National League for Nursing President’s Award, the Philippine Nurses Association’s Nursing Excellence and Achievement Award, the Indiana University School of Nursing Alumni Association’s Special Recognition award and the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Indiana Governor Michael Pence. Additionally, the Iowa Business Journal named her a woman of influence.

Everett has a doctorate in nursing administration and nursing systems from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has a master’s degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland and a baccalaureate from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and completed the Johnson & Johnson/Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives at the University of Pennsylvania. She is board certified as an advanced nurse executive with the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

About the American Organization of Nurse Executives
The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) is the national professional organization for nurses who design, facilitate and manage care. With more than 9,700 members, AONE is the leading voice of nursing leadership in health care. Since 1967, the organization has provided leadership, professional development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence and shape public policy for health care. AONE is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association. For more information, visit the AONE website.