When Marianne Hattar,
DNSc, professor of nursing, arrived in the United States as
a 21-year-old woman, she was driven by a singular vision: to
become a health care provider who championed the cause of the
patient. That clarity of direction propelled her into the forefront
of her profession and has garnered accolades from the nursing
community. On Saturday, November 4, 2000, Hattar became a fellow
of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), one of the most prestigious
nursing institutions in the country.
Becoming an AAN fellow acknowledges ones distinctive
involvement to the profession, said Hattar. It affirms
the fact that
what Ive been doing is good and valuable, but it also
means that I must live up to the award. For me, its just
The AAN selected Hattar because her contribution exceeds expectations.
Hattar played a formative role in raising the standards of international
nursing by participating in the development of nursing program
curriculum and implementations; serving as a catalyst in propelling
the nursing research agenda; and championing the cause of womens
health, particularly in third-world countries.
I strive to use my gifts and abilities for the betterment
of people, said Hattar. I see this as my God-given