Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing


Keough Named Fellow of American Academy of Nursing

Vicki Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN (MSN ’91, PhD ’98), was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing Oct. 13, 2012.

This event took place at the Academy’s 39th Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, DC. Dr. Keough is the dean of Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON). She also is a professor at the school and an emergency nurse practitioner at Loyola University Medical Center.

Dean Keough was joined by MNSON alumnae Catherine Catrambone, PhD, RN (’78), Mary Johnson, PhD (’97), PMHCNS-BC (’73), and Janis Miller, PhD, APRN (’88), who also were inducted.

“I am honored to be a member of this esteemed group,” Dean Keough said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to advance the profession of nursing and improve health care for our nation.”

Selection for membership in the academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing. The academy fellows represent the nation’s top nurse researchers, policymakers, scholars, executives, educators and practitioners. Dr. Keough was among 176 fellows inducted in to the academy. She was named a fellow for her contributions to the field of nursing, which include her leadership as dean of the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing.

The academy is composed of more than 1,800 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current academy fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel of elected and appointed fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent to which nominees’ nursing careers influence health policies and well-being. 

Dean Keough earned her bachelor of science in nursing with honors from St. Xavier University in Chicago. She went on to complete her master of science in nursing and her doctorate from Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. 

Dean Keough is an accomplished author and researcher whose interests include trauma, emergency nursing, alcohol intervention, nurse burnout and nurse attrition. She also serves as a research peer reviewer for the Illinois Emergency Nursing Association and a reviewer for the Journal of Emergency Nursing and the Journal of Critical Care