MSN Faculty Members Named to the American Academy of Nursing Chamberlain University (?) | Jan 18, 2018 The American Academy of Nursing’s 2017 class of fellows includes two Chamberlain professors – Kathleen Hunter, PhD, RN-BC, CNE and Carolyn Sipes, PhD, MSN, RN, CNS, APN, PMP, RN-BC – both from our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program. Dr. Hunter’s many contributions in the area of nursing informatics include leading the development of nursing informatics as a distinct advanced practice specialty and working to ensure that informatics technical standards include a nursing perspective. At Chamberlain, she helped establish the MSN Nursing Informatics Specialty Track and developed a number of courses. Dr. Sipes’ fellowship recognizes both her pioneering work in AIDS research and her contributions to the development of electronic health records (EHRs), including her efforts to identify functionalities that nurses needed in EHRs. Dr. Sipes also developed informatics-competency skill assessments used throughout clinical departments. Fellowship in the Academy is one of nursing’s highest honors, granted in recognition of extraordinary contributions to nursing education, management, practice, policy or research.