Jones, former chair of the School of Nursing's Adult Health Department, teaches nursing theory, practice, role development and research to undergraduate, master's and doctoral students. She also is the namesake of an annual award for excellence presented by the Graduate Student Nurses Association.
"She is deeply committed to teaching, practice and research," said Sigma Theta Tau International President Eleanor Sullivan. "With an unbending sense of professionalism, her vibrant career serves as an excellent model for young nurses. She is more than worthy of this honor and embodies the values of Sigma Theta Tau: love, honor and courage."
"It is a recognition not by my peers, but by the master's and doctoral students I've worked with, so that makes this award particularly meaningful to me," said Jones. "The other part of the award that I find satisfying has to do with the international growth of the society in recent years. It truly reflects the substance of nursing, and the links between research and practice, which is very important to me."
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