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M. Louise Fitzpatrick Award for Transformative Leadership

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2021 Lecture and Award Ceremony held on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 5:30 pm

 

Celebrating extraordinary leadership and far-reaching impact on society

 

The M. Louise Fitzpatrick Award for Transformative Leadership is named in memory of M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN, Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor of Nursing, who led Villanova University’s College of Nursing from 1978 until her death in 2017. During those nearly 40 years, she developed the College into a premier nursing program, recognized repeatedly by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. She is remembered as one of the most vibrant, transformative leaders in the history of Villanova University.

The M. Louise Fitzpatrick Award for Transformative Leadership should be conferred upon a person who demonstrates:

  • transformative leadership that has brought about change in nursing, health and/or health care
  • a visionary perspective
  • a commitment to excellence
  • a concern for human dignity, ethics, service, diversity, underserved and vulnerable populations, and social justice, nationally and globally, that reflects the values and mission of Villanova University and the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
 

 

2021 Lecture and Award Ceremony

Generously supported by the Naratil Family Health & Human Values Lecture Series

November 11, 5:30 pm
Villanova Room, Connelly Center

 

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Diana J. Mason, RN, PhD, FAAN

Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Senior Policy Service Professor at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, George Washington University School of Nursing; and Professor Emerita at Hunter College, where she held the Rudin Endowed Chair and founded the Center for Health, Media & Policy. She is the Programme Director for the International Council of Nurses’ Global Nursing Leadership Institute, a past President of the American Academy of Nursing, and former editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Nursing. She has produced and hosted radio programs on health and health policy since 1985, and currently hosts HealthCetera in the Catskills on WIOX Radio. She has served as the only health professional on the National Advisory Committee for Kaiser Health News since its inception in 2009. Dr. Mason is the lead editor of the book, Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care, now in its 8th edition, and blogs on policy for JAMA Health Forum. She is the principal investigator on a 2017 replication of the 1997 Woodhull Study on Nurses and the Media published in 2018 in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship and an additional analysis of journalists’ experiences with using nurses as sources in health news stories, published in the American Journal of Nursing. She is Chair of the National Advisory Board for the Rush Center Health and Social Care Integration and of the Steering Committee for the Catskills Addiction Coalition. She serves on the boards of directors for the Primary Care Development Corporation, Public Health Solutions, and Margaretville Hospital (part of the Westchester Medical Health Network). She was the only nurse serving on the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s committee and report on Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care. She is the recipient of numerous awards for policy, leadership, dissemination of science, writing, education, public health, media and advocacy; most recently the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Health Policy by the New York Academy of Medicine in 2019 and the Archon Award for Leadership from Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honorary Society.

Dr. Mason received a BSN from West Virginia University, MSN from St. Louis University, and PhD from New York University; and holds an honorary doctorate of science from West Virginia University and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Long Island University.



2020: Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic

 

2019: Patricia A. Grady, RN, PhD, FAAN

Patricia A. Grady, RN, PhD, FAAN, was appointed Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) on April 3, 1995. She earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from Georgetown University, and pursued her graduate education at the University of Maryland, receiving a master’s degree from the School of Nursing and a doctorate in physiology from the School of Medicine.

2018: Mary Duffin Naylor '71 BSN, PhD, RN, FAAN

Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology, Director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; Trustee, Villanova University

Dr. Naylor is the architect of the Transitional Care Model (TCM), an advanced practice nurse-coordinated, team-based innovation targeting high risk older adults that is recognized as a top evidence-based approach with a positive impact on the health and well-being of chronically ill older adults across the U.S., while assuring wiser use of societal resources. It is also being leveraged globally.

 

M. Louise Fitzpatrick Award for Transformative Leadership

The M. Louise Fitzpatrick Award for Transformative Leadership should be conferred upon a person who demonstrates:

  • transformative leadership that has brought about change in nursing, health and/or health care
  • a visionary perspective
  • a commitment to excellence
  • a concern for human dignity, ethics, service, diversity, underserved and vulnerable populations, and social justice, nationally and globally, that reflects the values and mission of Villanova University and the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

In addition, the awardee:

  • is not required to be a nurse or an alumnus of Villanova University
  • must not be a member of the Selection Committee
  • must be able to attend, receive award, and present the Annual Distinguished Lecture in Nursing. The award will not be conferred in absentia.