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Tami WyattTami Wyatt, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the College of Nursing, has been named one of twenty Robert Wood Johnson Foundation executive nurse fellows for 2014.

Wyatt joins a select group of nurses from across the country chosen to participate in the final cohort of this world-class three-year leadership development program which is enhancing the effectiveness of nurse leaders working to improve the United States health care system.

Wyatt’s expertise aligns with her professional roles as chair of Educational Technology and Simulation and co-director of the Health Information Technology and Simulation Lab at the College of Nursing, and co-owner and President of Academic Technology Innovations. Wyatt has received grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and private corporations for her work related to technology improving consumer and professional health education. She is a scholar of the Harvard Macy Institute and mobile health training institute of the National Institutes of Health. Wyatt will also be inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in October 2014.

Begun by RWJF in 1998, the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows Program strengthens the leadership capacity of nurses who aspire to shape health care in their communities, states and nationally.

The program will provide Wyatt and her colleagues with coaching, education, and other support to strengthen their abilities to lead teams and organizations working to improve health and health care.

“Dr. Wyatt is an innovative leader who has already made a tremendous impact on nursing education at the local, national and international levels,” said College of Nursing Dean Victoria Niederhauser, who went through the leadership program from 2011 to 2013. “This outstanding program will strengthen her national network and provide her with advanced skills to be an even more transformational leader in the nursing profession.”

Executive nurse fellows hold senior leadership positions in health services, scientific and academic organizations, public health and community-based organizations or systems, and professional, governmental, and policy organizations. They continue in their current positions during their fellowships and each develops, plans, and implements a new initiative to improve health care delivery in her or his community.

The fellowship is supported through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

For more information about the program, visit the Executive Nurse Fellows program website.


Whitney Heins (865-974-5460,