Linda Aiken Awarded International Council of Nurses Highest Honor
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Professor and LDI Senior Fellow Linda Aiken has won the International Council of Nurses' 2017 Christiane Reimann Prize -- nursing's most prestigious international award.
The ICN is a global federation of more than 130 national nurses associations, representing more than 16 million nurses. The honor, named for the first full-time Executive Director of the 118-year-old organization, is given every four years to recognize a nurse who has "made a significant impact on the nursing profession internationally or for the benefit of humanity."
Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, RN, and Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, will accept the award in a ceremony at the ICN Congress in Barcelona, Spain in May.
In an interview with Penn Nursing Science News, Aiken noted that "for over two decades in 30 countries Penn Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research has created an evidence base to guide better use of nursing resources to improve patient outcomes. It is a tremendous honor to receive this international award as it signifies that our research is having an impact globally."