Sally J. Reel, PhD, RN, FNP, BC, FAAN, FAANP, associate dean of academic practice at the University of Arizona College of Nursing has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice of the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The National Advisory Council is comprised of 21 members who have been carefully selected by Kathleen Sebelius, secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The council advises and makes recommendations to the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and Congress on a range of issues relating to the nurse workforce, nursing education and nursing practice improvement. In addition, it also makes specific recommendations on Public Health Service Act, Title VIII, programs.
In her 11 years at the UA College of Nursing, Dr. Reel has been the principal investigator on multiple grants totaling more than $18 million. She also serves as the director of the Arizona Area Health Education Centers program, which focuses on enhancing access to quality health care, particularly primary and preventive care, by improving the supply and distribution of health-care professionals through academic-community educational partnerships in rural and urban medically underserved Arizona communities.
“Serving on the National Advisory Council will allow me to bring my wealth of knowledge to help improve and guide the profession of nursing,” Dr. Reel said.
Dr. Reel will serve on the council until Sept. 30, 2016, when her appointment concludes.
Faculty at the University of Arizona College of Nursing envision, engage and innovate in education, research and practice to help people of all ages optimize health in the context of major life transitions, illnesses, injuries, symptoms and disabilities. Established in 1957, the college ranks among the top nursing programs in the United States. For more information about the college, please visit its website, www.nursing.arizona.edu