The Catholic University of America

Oct. 30, 2013 

Professor Inducted into American Academy of Nursing

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Associate Professor Janice Agazio 

Janice Agazio, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Nursing at The Catholic University of America, was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing on Oct. 19. Agazio has been teaching at the University since 2004.

“Janice Agazio had a watershed year. During the course of this academic cycle, Dr. Agazio received the CUA Outstanding Faculty Researcher Award. This summer she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and this month she w was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Long regarded as an expert researcher in the area of military families and military nurses, Dr. Agazio currently directs the doctoral programs in nursing here at CUA,” said Patricia McMullen, dean of nursing.

Two other nursing school faculty are currently members of the American Academy of Nursing, Kenneth Miller, Ph.D., and Sister Mary Elizabeth O’Brien, Ph.D., who both sponsored Agazio through the application process.

Agazio joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps a year after earning her bachelor’s degree at the Medical University of South Carolina, retiring after 22 years of active duty service. Agazio earned her master’s and doctoral degrees at Catholic University.

Her research has focused primarily on military nursing practice during wartime and the effects of deployment upon families, in particular military women’s health and separation from family members.

“I really started early, looking at active duty moms and how they balance their health promotion between home and work responsibilities, which translated to being at war and being deployed and separated. There was nothing in the literature at that point that focused on how military mothers were dealing with the conflict,” she said.

The American Academy of Nursing goals are to advance health policy and practice. The academy has around 2,000 members who “are nursing's most accomplished leaders in education management, practice and research,” as stated on its website.

As a member of the academy, Agazio said she hopes to broaden her perspective on her research and to influence health policy. Agazio also noted that she hopes to serve on the academy’s Military & Veterans Health expert panel.



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