RU SON's Ramsey named to national nursing education association committee

RUSON Director Tony Ramsey

Tony Ramsey, director of the Radford University School of Nursing in the Waldron College of Health and Human Services, has been named to the Government Affairs Committee (GAC) of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

“I look forward to this prestigious opportunity to help guide the ways that health care is provided in this day and time when all eyes are on this vital field,” said Ramsey. “AACN plays a key role in advancing nursing education and nurses, in collaboration with other health care providers, enrich the environment of knowledge, trust and compassion to enhance healing.”

Ramsey, a certified family nurse practitioner, received a bachelor's degree in nursing in 2001 and a master's degree in nursing in 2003, both from RU. He also holds a Ph.D. from West Virginia University. In 2013, Ramsey was recognized with a Leadership Excellence Award as a nurse educator at the annual Virginia Nurses Foundation.

AACN is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education and represents 750 member schools of nursing at public and private universities and senior colleges nationwide. AACN establishes quality standards for nursing education; assists schools in implementing those standards; influences the nursing profession to improve health care; and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research and practice.

Ramsey joins the AACN’s 10-person GAC whose charge is to educate and advocate for nursing education, research and practice. The GAC includes deans from nursing schools and universities across the country.  

Jan 9, 2015