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  1. Thrall, Terese Hudson MFA


This year, Ann Marie T. Brooks, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FACHE, FNAP, President at Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio, received the American Organization for Nursing Leadership's (AONL's) prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors an AONL member recognized by the nursing community as a significant leader in the nursing profession and who has served AONL in an important leadership capacity. Brooks served as president of the AONL board of directors and previously received AONL's Mentor Award. In her career, she held a series of executive nurse positions at universities, academic health centers, and community hospitals, such as dean at the Catholic University of America and chief nurse executive at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York.


Dr Brooks has extensive global nursing leadership experience including serving as chief nursing officer at King Faisal Hospital & Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Her experience as a Magnet(R) appraiser for the past 18 years keeps her current with how nurse leaders and clinical nurses develop and embed leading practices in nursing and healthcare. To learn more about her insights and hopes for nurse leaders, AONL Managing Editor Terese Hudson Thrall posed these questions.