July 9, 2020

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing announced that Dean Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, RAAN, FACMI, FNAP, and Professor Karen Monsen, PhD, RN, FAMIA, FAAN, will be inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

“These exceptional nurses embody Sigma’s vision of connected, empowered nurse leaders transforming global health care,” said Sigma President Richard Ricciardi, PhD, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN. “Their work impacts health and health care around the world.”

International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame inductees are nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession of nursing and the people it serves.

Delaney is a national expert in data and information technology standards for nursing, health care, and interprofessional practice and education. She is the knowledge generation lead for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education and was an inaugural appointee to the USA Health Information Technology Policy Committee, Office of the National Coordinator, Health and Human Services. Delaney currently serves as president of the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research and vice chair of CGFNS International.

Monsen is methodological expert, employing traditional, emerging and new methods for knowledge discovery using standardized terminology datasets. Her methods have been applied and adopted internationally, advancing knowledge discovery using large terminology data sets. She leads the international Omaha System Community of Practice and Research Network.

They will be inducted at the 31st International Nursing Research Congress, which was originally scheduled to be held in Abu Dhabi, but now will be held virtually July 22-24.

Dean Connie White Delaney and Professor Karen Monsen
Dean Connie White Delaney and Professor Karen Monsen