Loretta Ford, EdD, PNP, FAAN is known as the “mother of nurse practitioning.” Having pioneered the controversial nurse practitioner role in the 1960’s, she is called a disruptive innovator. Today in nursing, we find ourselves again on the frontier as we shape the new role of the doctor of nursing practice. Dr. Ford —a colleague of Gustav Lienhard and the 1990 recipient of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Lienhard Award – is coming to Pace to share history as evidence with the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students, graduates, faculty, and clinical agency partners, to help us in developing the DNP role. Not only is Dr. Ford a living legend in nursing and health care, at the age of 90, she is a role model for healthy aging.
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