Janiece DeSocio and Danuta Wojnar receive prestigious fellowship

Janiece DeSocio and Danuta Wojnar of the College of Nursing have been named Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). The academy is one of the most prestigious honors in nursing. Fellows are selected based on their leadership skills and commitment to the profession of nursing.

DeSocio is interim dean of the college. She is also director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and heads the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track for the college. DeSocio is currently co-principal investigator for a two-year grant from the Department of Defense to enhance nursing education that addresses the mental health needs of military service members, veterans and their families affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Wojnar is associate professor and chair of the Department of Maternal/Child and Family Nursing, and as an honored Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellow, focuses her research on developing a Center of Health Advocacy for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations that will help advance health care through research, teaching and clinical partnerships.