ATLANTA — The Georgia State University Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions is pleased to announce that Regena Spratling, Ph.D., RN, APRN, CPNP, FAANP, has been selected to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Dr. Spratling is associate dean & chief academic officer for nursing at the Lewis College’s School of Nursing. Induction into the Academy is significant in a nurse leader’s career as their colleagues honor their accomplishments. Fellows are selected based on their contributions and impact to advance the public’s health.
The Academy recognizes nursing’s most accomplished leaders in policy, research, practice, administration, and academia. Academy Fellows, from nearly 40 countries, hold a wide variety of roles influencing health care. Induction into the Fellowship represents more than recognition of one’s accomplishments within the nursing profession. Fellows contribute their collective expertise to the Academy, engaging with health leaders nationally and globally to improve health and achieve health equity by impacting policy through nursing leadership, innovation, and science.
Dr. Spratling is a pediatric nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience in pediatric nursing care. She has held positions as a nurse in pediatric critical care and as a nurse practitioner in acute and primary pulmonary pediatric care.
Dr. Spratling has completed research with children who require medical technology and their families. Her recently completed National Institute of Nursing Research funded study focused on the development and testing of a web-based education and skill-building intervention for caregivers of children who require both tracheostomies and feeding tubes.
“Congratulations on this distinguished recognition! You represent the Lewis College and School of Nursing well,” said Dr. Huanbiao Mo, dean and professor of the Lewis College.
The Academy’s Fellow Selection Committee reviewed hundreds of applications to select the 2021 Fellows through a competitive, rigorous application process. Dr. Spratling was one of 225 individuals selected for induction into the 2021 Class of Fellows and will be recognized for her significant contributions to health and health care at the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference on October 7-9, 2021.