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Two Stony Brook Nurse Educators Named Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing
Selection is considered one of the highest honors in the nursing profession
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Patricia Bruckenthal 

STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 11, 2014 – Two Stony Brook University School of Nursing professors have been selected for induction as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BC, and Corrine Jurgens, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAHA,  are among an eminent group of nursing leaders selected nationally for the AAN’s 2014 Class of Fellows. This selection is considered among the highest honors in the nursing profession. They will be formally inducted into the AAN this October.

According to the AAN, fellow selection criteria includes evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current AAN fellows. The Academy is comprised of more than 2,200 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. Dr. Bruckenthal is a Clinical Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Graduate Studies/Advanced Practice Nursing in Stony Brook’s School of Nursing. Dr. Jurgens is an Associate Professor and Director of Cardiovascular Research in the School.

“We are proud of the selection of Drs. Jurgens and Bruckenthal as fellows by the American Academy of Nursing,” said Dr. Lee Anne Xippolitos, RN, Dean of the School of Nursing. “Their appointments reflect their significant contributions to nursing science, the advancement of health care delivery, and their leadership in nursing education at Stony Brook and within our profession.”

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 Corrine Jurgens

"The American Academy of Nursing welcomes this stellar cohort of new fellows,” said AAN  President Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN. “As clinicians, researchers, educators, executives, and leaders in all sectors of our society, they are joining the nation's thought leaders in nursing and health care."

Dr. Bruckenthal has taught for more than 20 years in both the adult health nurse practitioner and doctorate of nursing practice programs. In addition to her faculty position at Stony Brook, she is also a nurse practitioner in pain management, most recently at the Pain Management and Headache Center of the North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health Care Systems. She is currently the president of the American Society for Pain Management Nurses, a member of the American Pain Society ethics committee, and sits on the Leadership Advisory Council for the New York State Pain and Policy Network. She teaches pain management strategies to nursing and medical students, and her research focus is on self-management strategies for patients with chronic pain.

Dr. Jurgens is board certified as an adult nurse practitioner and has extensive experience in critical care and cardiac nursing. As a faculty member, she has taught in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She currently teaches in the doctoral program. Dr. Jurgens’ program of research focuses on patients with heart failure and self-care. She has conducted several studies to determine factors that affect symptom recognition and response in this population with a particular interest in elders.

Drs. Bruckenthal and Jurgens will be among 168 nurse leaders inducted as fellows on October 18, 2014, during the Academy’s 2014 annual policy conference in Washington, DC.