Please note: The 2021 Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame will be postponed until fall of 2023, due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Nominations for the 2023 Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame will be accepted through December 1, 2022. Nomination criteria can be found here.
Six Healthcare Leaders Inducted into 2019 Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame
Six nursing professionals were inducted into the 10th Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame on October 24, 2019 at the Embassy Suites in downtown Tuscaloosa. To learn more about the 2019 inductees, click here.
Established by the Capstone College of Nursing’s Board of Visitors in March 2001, the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame was created to honor nurses and others who, through their work and accomplishments, have brought honor and fame to the profession of nursing and the state of Alabama.
The 2019 inductees include Lt. Col. Linda Adams, Dr. Thomas Barkley, Dr. Martha Dawson, Dr. Constance Hendricks, Ms. Sylvia Homan and Ms. Deborah Wesley. Individually and collectively, this group of inductees has greatly influenced the nursing profession and healthcare industry in the state of Alabama and across the nation.
Lieutenant Colonel Linda J. Adams, USAF Reserve Nurse Corps, Retired
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP, President, Barkley & Associates, Inc.
Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing
Constance Hendricks, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Dean, Tuskegee University School of Nursing & Allied Health
Sylvia Homan, MSN, RN, Emeritus Professor of Nursing, University of West Alabama
Deborah Wesley, MSN, RN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Children’s of Alabama
For more information, contact Rosemary Russell, Communications Specialist and Events Coordinator at the Capstone College of Nursing. To view photos from the 2019 Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame, click here.
The Board of Visitors of the Capstone College of Nursing established the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame on March 16, 2001. The Hall of Fame was created to pay tribute to nurses and others who through their work and accomplishments have brought honor and fame to the profession of nursing and the State of Alabama.
The Hall of Fame is governed by the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame Board comprised of members of our Board of Visitors. This body establishes the criteria for selecting inductees and the methods for determining eligibility for and election to the Hall of Fame. Nominations for induction into the Hall of Fame are submitted to a Selection Committee of the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame Board.
The first class of inductees in the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame was honored on October 25, 2001. Induction ceremonies continue to be held biannually.
We are extremely proud of each class of inductees in the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame. Individually and collectively they have greatly influenced the profession of nursing and health care in the State of Alabama and the nation. To honor them is to honor the most noble of professions, Nursing.