College of Nursing Associate Professor Sherry Greenberg was recently inducted into the American Academy of Nursing's Class of 2019 Fellows.
Associate Professor Sherry Greenberg, Ph.D., R.N., GNP-BC was recently inducted into the American Academy of Nursing's Class of 2019 Fellows, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed in the field. Greenberg received the honor at a ceremony during the Academy's annual policy conference, which took place October 24-26, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
The American Academy of Nursing's (AAN) more than 2,600 Fellows are nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research. The competitive and rigorous selection process includes a committee of elected Fellows reviewing hundreds of applications. The new Fellows are selected based on the strength of their contributions to increase access, reduce cost and improve quality of health care through nursing theory, practice and science. This year, the AAN selected only 231 highly distinguished nurse leaders throughout the world for their extraordinary contributions to nursing and health care.
Greenberg acknowledges that this honor comes with a responsibility "to further impact and influence the nursing profession," said Greenberg. "I am ready to engage with others to enhance the quality of health and nursing as well as improve age-friendly care to older adults nationally and globally."
It has been a banner time in Greenberg's career. In addition to her collaborative research being published in the Journal of Professional Nursing and Medical Care Research and Review this year, Greenberg also co-authored a study recently published in the journal The Gerontologist. The co-authors reviewed the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program, which involves nurse-led education and consultation "designed to help healthcare organizations improve the quality of care for older adults." Per the article's abstract, the study's purpose was:
To conduct a scoping review of the evidence currently associated with the NICHE program to (a) discern how the program influences patient outcomes through specialized care of the older adult and (b) provide an overview of the NICHE program implementation across organizations. The study also sought to examine its impact on nursing professionals and the work environment.
Results of the study found that the NICHE program led to improved safety and quality of care for older adults by preventing falls, reducing potentially inappropriate medications and adding treatment options for patients with dementia.
In August 2019, Greenberg joined Seton Hall's College of Nursing as an associate professor, having previously worked as a certified gerontological nurse practitioner in acute, long-term and outpatient primary-care practices. She also taught at both the undergraduate and graduate nursing levels. "I look forward to sharing my gerontological nursing and interprofessional education and practice expertise across programs in the College of Nursing and serving the Seton Hall community," said Greenberg.
"Dr. Greenberg is an excellent practitioner, experienced educator, developing researcher and noteworthy leader in nursing," said Dean Marie Foley, who indicated she is delighted to have Greenberg join the faculty and anticipates continued accomplishments from her.
Greenberg earned her B.S.N., M.S.N. and Ph.D. all from University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, as well as a Certificate in College and University Teaching from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing.
In addition to her induction as an AAN Fellow, Greenberg has been inducted as a Fellow by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners; the New York Academy of Medicine; the Gerontological Society of America; and designated Fellow at The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University, Rory Meyers College of Nursing (NYU Meyers). She was also named a Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, as well as a Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar from 2012 through 2014.
Greenberg previously served as a senior training specialist at NYU Meyers, where she worked on multiple grant projects, and as well as the Program Director of the Advanced Certificate in Gerontology Program, focusing on interprofessional primary care to older adults with multiple chronic conditions. She remains a courtesy-appointed associate professor at NYU Meyers. Greenberg currently serves as president-elect on the Board of Directors of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, a member of the Jonas Scholars Alumni Council and a member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Age-Friendly Health Systems Advisory Group. She is also a member of the Gerontology & Geriatrics Education Editorial Board and a peer reviewer for multiple journals.