Out of an active membership base of over 9,800 nurse leaders the AONL Fellow Designees nurses have gone above and beyond in their careers to earn this premier nursing leadership designation. These nurses have earned the highest mark of achievement in nursing leadership.
Philip Authier, MPH, RN, CENP, FAONL
Phil has modeled balance and culture resulting in national publications on work-life balance and self-care. He also lobbied for patient and quality outcomes as part of the South Dakota nurse practice act.
Jacalyn Buck, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL
Through an academic practice partnership with the Ohio State College of Nursing, Jacalyn has implemented a mentor-mentee model resulting in the implementation of over 30 evidence-based projects.
Bob Dent, DNP, RN, CENP, FAONL
Bob launched a regional telephone nurse triage line to improve appropriate emergency department utilization and reduce health care costs. This program has been replicated in his region.
Stuart Downs, DNP, RN, CENP, FAONL
Stuart led the development of the business plan resulting in the initiation of the AONL Executive Fellowship and continues to be involved as a mentor to this group of leaders.
Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL
Cole led an initiative changing a nurse competency system to the Donna Wright Model for Real World Competencies. An extension of the model resulted in a 20% improvement in post resuscitation survival rates and recognition by the American Heart Association.
Linda Q. Everett, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL
Linda led development of the Indiana University Nursing leadership Partnership, aligning academia and practice with the goal of improving the health of the community; receiving national recognition.