College of Nursing

CoN ALUMNA becomes American Academy of Nursing’s Living Legends!

Congratulations to FSU Nursing alumna Dr. Sue Hassmiller (‘77, ‘79), on being awarded and recognized as one of the American Academy of Nursing’s Living Legends! The Academy honors a select group of Fellows as Living Legends in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the nursing profession sustained over the course of their careers.

Dr. Hassmiller, RN, FAAN, is being honored as a Living Legend in recognition of the multiple contributions she has made to the nursing profession and our society, in addition to the continuing impact of these contributions on the provision of health services in the United States and throughout the world.

To highlight one of Dr. Hassmiller’s more recent leading efforts in the nursing profession, she currently serves as the National Director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a 50-state effort to implement the recommendations of the National Academy of Medicine. The National Academy of Medicine Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 will explore how nurses can work to reduce health disparities and promote equity, while keeping costs at bay, utilizing technology, and maintaining patient and family-focused care into 2030. Dr. Hassmiller’s responsibilities include helping to shape and lead the foundation's initiatives for addressing the nation's nursing and nursing faculty shortages in order to improve patient care quality.

Dr. Hassmiller will be honored at the Living Legends Ceremony held during the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference, to take place on October 7-9, 2021. To learn more about Susan’s outstanding achievement, visit






FSU Nursing dean named one of 10 emerging leaders in health and medicine

The dean of Florida State University’s College of Nursing has been named a 2021 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

Jing Wang, dean of the FSU College of Nursing, was one of 10 individuals selected by the NAM for the Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine (ELHM) Program, which provides a platform for a new generation of leaders to collaborate with the NAM and its members across fields of expertise to advance science, combat persistent challenges in health and medicine and spark transformative change to improve health for all.

“I’m honored to be included in this group of prestigious health care professionals in the 2021 cohort of NAM ELHM,” Wang said. “It is a wonderful example of an interdisciplinary array of colleagues whose common goal is to expand quality and equitable health care. I am grateful for this opportunity and for the possibilities ahead.” (more)


FSU receives $14.5M from National Institutes of Health to foster faculty diversity in health sciences research

A team of Florida State University researchers led by College of Nursing faculty member, Frankie Wong, PhD has received a $14.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to build a diverse community of early career researchers committed to improving mental health and chronic disease prevention and management. In collaboration with FSU’s College of Medicine and College of Psychology, the project is 1 of 6 awards issued by NIH aimed at building self-reinforcing communities of scientists committed to diversity and inclusive excellence, and it is the only award given to a Nursing led faculty member. (more)






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