Bernadette Henrichs, PhD, CRNA, CCRN, CHSE, FAANA, FAAN, a professor and director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing, was inducted into American Academy of Nursing’s 2023 class of fellows at the academy’s annual Health Policy Conference on October 7 in Washington, D.C. This prestigious recognition celebrates Dr. Henrichs’ achievements and contributions to the field of nursing, in addition to her commitment to advancing public health.
The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) plays a pivotal role in advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. As an organization, it represents nursing’s most accomplished leaders in policy, research, administration, practice, and academia. This year, it welcomed its largest cohort ever, consisting of over 250 distinguished nurse leaders from 40 states and 13 countries.
“Dr. Henrichs’ induction into the 2023 class of fellows at the American Academy of Nursing speaks volumes about her dedication to nursing excellence,” said Michael S. Avidan, MBBCh, the Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology and head of the Department of Anesthesiology. “Her pioneering work in patient safety, clinical education, and cutting-edge telemedicine research has left an indelible mark not only within our institution but also across the broader nursing community. Her commitment to advancing public health is truly commendable and deserving of this prestigious recognition.”
Dr. Henrichs, who also serves as a professor and director of CRNA Education and Research in the Department of Anesthesiology, possesses extensive expertise in patient safety, demonstrated through her research aimed at enhancing safety in surgical environments and leveraging telemedicine. She serves as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and Clinical Simulation in Nursing and is committed to enhancing clinical education through advanced simulation techniques. Her induction as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing stands as a testament to her exceptional dedication, contributions, and leadership within the nursing field.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Henrichs on this achievement. We look forward to witnessing the continued impact of Dr. Henrichs and her fellow inductees.