"This award brings formal recognition of my body of research from those I respect the most, fellow nurses. To become one of the few nurse researchers world-wide to be inducted brings honor not only to myself, but also Vanderbilt School of Nursing. On a personal note, it is hard to imagine that as someone from an extremely rural upbringing I have achieved International recognition for doing something that I love. Nursing is the best profession in the world and the potential for nurse scientists to succeed is unlimited."
Sheila Hedden Ridner, PhD, RN, FAAN2017 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Inductee