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American Nurses Association Hall of Fame

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  • Margaret D. Sovie (1934 - 2002)
    A distinguished nurse educator, administrator, researcher, policymaker, and writer, Margaret D. Sovie embodies the standards of excellence she continually pursued for nursing. She is recognized as an i...
  • John F. Garde (1935 - 2009)
    John F. Garde was a pioneering nurse anesthetist. He was a healthcare leader and nursing icon. Garde, a pioneering leader of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) for many years, died ...
  • Dorothy Reilly (1920 - 1996)
    Dorothy Reilly was an internationally known nurse, educator and scholar who was instrumental in the development of nursing education in the United States and abroad. She wrote her first book, Lippincot...
  • Mary Opal Wolanin (1910 - 1997)
    Renowned expert in the care of older adults and the nursing management of long term care, Mary Opal Wolanin influenced the inclusion of gerontological content in nursing curricula. Committed to ongoing...
  • Adda Eldredge (1864 - 1955)
    Adda Eldredge was a leader in the state registration movement and was a president of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and is a member of the ANA Hall of Fame. Eldredge was born on November 27, 18...

The American Nurses Association Hall of Fame or the ANA Hall of Fame is an award which recognizes the historical contributions to nursing in the United States.