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Compassion in Care: The Rule and Not the Exception
Susan B. Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN
Senior Adviser for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Susan Hassmiller is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation senior adviser for nursing. In partnership with AARP, Hassmiller also directs the Foundation’s Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. This 50-state and District of Columbia effort strives to implement the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine’s report on the “Future of Nursing: Leading Change,” Advancing Health and will additionally seek to build a culture of health. Hassmiller served as the report’s study director. She is also serving as co-director of the Future of Nursing Scholars program.
Hassmiller’s work has included service in public health settings at the local, state and national levels, including HRSA. She taught community health nursing at the University of Nebraska and George Mason University in Virginia.
Hassmiller is a member of the Institute of Medicine, now the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and sits on other advisory committees and boards, including the Hackensack Meridian Health System and the American Red Cross. She is the recipient of many awards and three honorary doctorates, but most notably the Florence Nightingale Medal, the highest international honor given to a nurse by the International Committee of the Red Cross.