Mary Fey Selected as American Academy of Nursing Fellow

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Later this month, Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE-A, ANEF will be inducted as a member of the American Academy of Nursing’s 2020 Class of Fellows. Dr. Fey is the Senior Director of Teaching and Learning at the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) and she will be among 230 distinguished nurse leaders to be honored at th2020 Virtual Policy Conference 

I am so honored to have been chosen as a Fellow. The Academy represents a long history of nurses who have made significant contributions to the health of people everywhere,” says Dr. Fey. “To have my work recognized alongside these other amazing nurses is humbling.  I’m looking forward to serving on the Academy’s expert panels as we all continue to leverage nursing’s’ power to improve the health of individuals and the healthcare system.  

The theme for this year’s event, “In Crisis And Calm: Leading With Purpose,” reflects the challenges faced globally during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Fey was one of the lead CMS faculty members responsible for developing Circle Up, a supportive system of communications designed for healthcare teams managing extraordinary events. She has also  been instrumental in adapting CMS’ simulation educator courses to be delivered remotely, as well as creating a new online course to help support educators as they transition to  virtual classrooms 

Dr Fey’s work for the past decade has focused on faculty development for health professions educators.  Dr. Fey and Susan Gross Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A, FAAN recently publishedCritical Conversations (Volume 2): Moving from Monologue to DialogueThis second volume of the Critical Conversations series curates recent research in the neuroscience of learning and provides concrete support and direction for educators who wish to incorporate these practices into their teaching.  The text is available for purchase through the book’s publisher.  

Dr. Fey and Dr. Forneris will be presenting, “From Bedside to Brain: Science and Art of Good Teaching” on October 29th at 3PM (ET). Register for the webinar: 

The 2020 Virtual Policy Conference will be hosted remotely October 29-31, 2020. To register for the event please visit: