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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Inaugural Pinnacle Lecture Series

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Terry Fulmer speaking at the inaugural session of the Pinnacle Lecture Series

Terry Fulmer, Dean, New York University College of Nursing, spoke at the inaugural session of the Pinnacle Lecture Series, a new Connell School program that brings a recognized nursing leader to Boston College each semester to address issues at the forefront of health care today.

Dr. Fulmer discussed the fundamental changes necessary in education and practice today to meet the needs of an aging society, given the impending changes in health care delivery. She framed her remarks around the recently published “The Future of Nursing” report, commissioned by the Institute of Medicine.

Terry Fulmer, M.S. ’77, Ph.D. ’83, RN, FAAN, is the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor and dean of the New York University (NYU) College of Nursing. A member of the NYU School of Medicine’s new curriculum executive committee, she serves as an attending in nursing at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Her program of research focuses on acute care of the elderly, and particularly elder abuse and neglect.

Dr. Fulmer was recently elected a member of the Institute of Medicine, co-sponsor with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of a two-year initiative on the future of nursing, and publisher of the recently released The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report. She was the first nurse elected to the board of the American Geriatrics Society and the first to serve as president of the Gerontological Society of America. A fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the Gerontological Society of America, and the New York Academy of Medicine, she serves on the Veterans Administration Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee and is a distinguished practitioner in the National Academies of Practice.

To watch this lecture through Front Row, click here.

The next Pinnacle Speaker, Linda Burnes Bolten, Vice president and chief nursing officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, will discuss “Enhancing Access to Quality Health Care: A Community Collaboration Model.”

Pictured: Terry Fulmer, Dean, New York University College of Nursing