American Academy of Nursing Selects Timian Godfrey, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC for 2022 Class of New Fellows

Tuesday

On July 26, the American Academy of Nursing (Academy) announced that it has selected a new crop of distinguished nurse leaders to be inducted into the 2022 Class of Fellows. University of Arizona College of Nursing Assistant Clinical professor Timian Godfrey, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, was one of 250 inductees who will be recognized for their significant contributions to health and health care at the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference. The conference takes place on October 27-29, 2022 in Washington, DC. This year’s conference theme is “From Reflection to Impact: Positioning Nursing's Future.”

Dr. Godfrey will be part of a cohort of new Fellows that represent 35 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 17 countries. In welcoming these Fellows, the Academy will be comprised of more than 3,000 leaders who are experts in policy, research, administration, practice, and academia that champion health and wellness, locally and globally.


This recognition affirms my commitment to address health equity by continuing to foster relationships between underserved communities, academia, and practice. I’m grateful for my mentors and UArizona Nursing for supporting my passion to reduce health disparities and promote health equity by evolving a nursing workforce in partnership with diverse communities," ~ Timian Godfrey, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC


Dr. Godfrey, teaches in the College’s advanced practice DNP-FNP program, has more than 18 years of health care experience within the fields of hospice, gerontology, emergency medicine, medical/surgical, telemetry, cardiac intensive care, pain management, and orthopedic spine surgery. In addition to being faculty with UArizona Nursing, Dr. Godfrey is advanced practice clinician with TribalHealth, a healthcare leadership company that works with government and tribal health programs.

“It is a tremendous honor to be selected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing,” Dr. Godfrey said. “This recognition affirms my commitment to address health equity by continuing to foster relationships between underserved communities, academia, and practice. I’m grateful for my mentors and UArizona Nursing for supporting my passion to reduce health disparities and promote health equity by evolving a nursing workforce in partnership with diverse communities. As a Fellow in the Academy, I hope to strengthen my capacity to provide a rich future-oriented perspective on what is possible, practical and important to having a diversified nursing workforce and healthy, sustainable working and learning environments that are enrichingly diverse and inclusive.”

“As the American Academy of Nursing’s President, it gives me great pride to announce the largest class of Fellows since the organization began nearly 50 years ago,” said Kenneth R. White, PhD, RN, AGACNP, ACHPN, FACHE, FAAN. “At a time when investments in, and policy to address, health equity, innovation, and access are paramount, the Academy is thrilled to welcome these dynamic and courageous nurse leaders who will support our collective vision of healthy lives for all people. Induction in the Academy is a powerful moment in a nurse’s career. When we gather this fall, to award the Fellowship credential, I look forward to celebrating each Fellow’s incredible accomplishments that have improved the well-being of communities across the globe.”

Through a competitive and rigorous application process, the Academy’s Fellow Selection Committee, which is comprised of elected and appointed Fellows, reviewed a record number of applications, representing a 30% increase from the previous year, ultimately selecting the 2022 Fellows based on their contributions to advance the public’s health. Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in which past and current accomplishments are honored by their colleagues within and outside the profession.