On Friday, November 1, Mary E. Fortier, Ed.D., M.S.N., R.N., Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University College of Nursing, received a 2013 Nurse Recognition Award from the New Jersey League for Nursing. The Awards Dinner took place at the Pines in Edison, NJ.
Fortier was described as an enthusiastic, compassionate and motivated nurse educator who demonstrates excellence in teaching, research and clinical practice. She teaches graduate and undergraduate students in the areas of culture, health assessment, leadership and community health, which represents a true passion. Dr. Fortier consistently demonstrates clinical and teaching excellence in all aspects of her work and promotes the success of every student.
Dean Phyllis Shanley Hansell, Ed.D., R.N., FAAN, notes that Dr. Fortier offers unique skills to the College of Nursing. "Mary Fortier is extremely intelligent, warm and has a playful sense of humor. The blending of these qualities helps her connect with our students and adds to her value as a faculty member," says Hansell.
Dr. Fortier's data-based article "Predictors of Success on the NCLEX-R.N. - Do They Apply to the Growing Population of Transfer Students in our B.S.N. Programs?" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of New York State Nurses Association. Other publications include, "Medication Disposal in The Community" and "Which Advanced Degree in Nursing Is Right For Me?"
Dr. Fortier has presented her research at Sigma Theta Tau International conferences.
Fortier is a member of several professional associations and has served on various committees including the Gamma Nu Chapter Leadership and Succession Committee, where she was also past chairperson. She is a member of National League for Nursing, American Nurses Association, and the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, as well as a peer reviewer for Nursing Education in Practice and American Nurse Today.
About Seton Hall University College of Nursing
Seton Hall University College of Nursing offered the first baccalaureate nursing program in New Jersey in 1937 and is CCNE-accredited through June of 2019. The graduate program was established in 1975 and the Ph.D. program opened in 2006. US News and World Report ranks Seton Hall University College of Nursing as one of the top graduate nursing programs in the country. The College of Nursing's mission is to educate baccalaureate-prepared generalists and advanced practitioners of nursing who aspire to be innovators and leaders in the nursing profession.
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