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Casida named American Academy of Nursing fellow

posted Nov 13, 2019, 1:26 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Dec 5, 2019, 7:44 PM by BND Secretariat Support ]
Jesus "Jessie" Casida, PhD, RN, APN-C and associate professor at John Hopkins University School of Nursing, has been selected by the American Academy of Nursing as a member of the 2019 class of Academy fellows (FAAN) at the Academy’s annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, in Washington, D.C. last October 2019.

Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career where their accomplishments are honored by those within the nursing discipline.

Jessie Casida is nationally and internationally known for his work on 
the self-management of adults living with implantable artificial organs with current emphasis on left-ventricular assist devices (LVADs). Dr. Casida is inventor of the VADCare App—in clinical trial—which is designed to help patients stay on home care regimens and better manage LVADs and their overall health condition. He recently received the Heilbrunn Nurse Scholar Award to expand his work on LVAD self-management. Dr. Casida is also 2017 recipient of the Columbia University School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni award,
recognizing his leadership and impact on nursing education and cardiac nursing practice, innovative and groundbreaking research, and outstanding stewardship for the nursing profession. He holds memberships with Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Philippine Nurses Association of America, Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society, among others.

“Induction into the American Academy of Nursing is the highest honor in the profession of nursing,” said Rudolf Martinez, PhD, RN, assistant professor at San Beda University's College of Nursing and chairperson of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society “Jessie is well-respected for his excellence in teaching, clinical practice, and  impactful scholarship,” he said.

The newest addition of fellows within this class represents 38 states and the District of Columbia as well as 17 countries. The Academy currently includes more than 2,600 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. Each have been recognized for their extraordinary commitment to the promotion of the public’s health through evidence and innovation.