An expert in geriatric care and elder abuse, a respected author and leader in interdisciplinary education, Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, was honored by the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation as the 2010 Nurse Leader in Aging at the Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) Leadership Conference on Nov. 17 in New Orleans.
Established in 2007, the award acknowledges the critical importance of gerontological nursing in meeting the health and health care needs of the U.S. population. Each year, nominations are open to both Academy Fellows and non-Fellows who hold or have retired from positions of leadership in gerontological nursing, including health care, research, education, politics and public service.
“Dr. Fulmer has distinguished herself through advancing new areas of knowledge and in improving the quality of life for the aging at risk for abuse and neglect,” said AAN Chief Executive Officer Cheryl G. Sullivan.
“I would like to thank the American Academy of Nursing for this honor and award,” says Terry Fulmer, Dean, NYU College of Nursing. “As the need for elder care continues to increase, it is our duty as nursing educators to develop exceptional leaders in the nursing profession.”
Fulmer joins a line of esteemed colleagues who have previously received the award through their accomplishments representing unique and outstanding leadership in nursing education, research and practice, including Jeanie Kayser-Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN; May L. Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA; and Barbara M. Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN.
Fulmer is the The Erline Perkins McGriff Professor and Dean, College of Nursing, at the College of Dentistry, New York University. As a champion for care of older adults, Fulmer has served on the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans, and was recently elected to the IOM Committee on an Oral Health Initiative. She has approximately 146 publications and has overseen the adoption of geriatric nursing programs in numerous institutions, nationally and internationally.
The American Academy of Nursing (www.aannet.org) anticipates and tracks national and international trends in health care, while addressing resulting issues of health care knowledge and policy. The Academy’s mission is to serve the public and nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge
New York University College of Nursing
NYU College of Nursing is a global leader in nursing education, research, and practice. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master of Arts and Post-Master’s Certificate Programs; a Doctor of Philosophy in Research Theory and Development, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/nursing.