Kleinpell elected to leadership roles in three nursing organizationsJan. 29, 2020, 2:05 PM
by Nancy Wise
Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, the Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has been elected to leadership roles with three key health care organizations.
Kleinpell, who also serves as the school’s assistant dean for clinical scholarship, is an international authority on advanced practice nursing, outcomes and critical care.
In October 2019, Kleinpell was elected to the Council of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine.
The professional organization promotes the highest standards of medicine for all without discrimination. It is comprised of more than 85 national scientific societies and federations.
The international association is governed by an elected council of 14 members; Kleinpell is the only nurse elected to the council. Fellow council members include representatives from Australia, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, India, Belgium and the United States.
In January, Kleinpell will take her seat as a member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center Board of Directors. The ANCC provides internationally renowned credentialing programs that certify and recognize nurses in specialty practice areas. It also accredits health care organizations that provide and approve continuing education for nursing professionals and provides the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program, the most prestigious distinction a health care organization can receive for excellence and quality patient outcomes.
Additionally, Kleinpell has been selected to serve on the Tennessee Nurses Association Political Action Committee Board.
She is one of nine trustees charged with representing the interests of Tennessee nurses and advocating for the profession in the legislative arena.