Faculty & Staff

Jacqueline Fawcett, RN; PhD; ScD (hon); FAAN, ANEF

Professor, Department of Nursing


photo of Jacqueline Fawcett

Areas of Expertise

Nursing Theory, Parent-Child Nursing


PhD, New York University (Nursing)
AM, New York University (Parent-Child Nursing)
BS, Boston University (Nursing)

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Dr. Fawcett is recognized nationally and internationally for her meta-theoretical work in nursing. Dr. Fawcett received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Université Laval in Quebec, Canada, in 2012. Dr. Fawcett and an international team of colleagues conducted a Roy Adaptation Model-based program of research focused on adaptation to life events for more than 30 years. She and her colleagues have published more than 200 journal articles and book chapters. She has authored or co-authored several texts focused on nursing knowledge and nursing research. Her most recent book (2017) focused on application of nursing conceptual models to nursing practice, nursing quality improvement projects, and nursing research.

Teaching Expertise

The Structure and Nature of Nursing Knowledge
Nursing Research
Advanced Nursing Concepts in Theory and Practice
Contemporary Disciplinary Knowledge

Awards and Accomplishments

Fellow, Academy of Nursing Education 
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
Betty Neuman Award for Nursing Leadership, Walsh University Byers School of Nursing, North Canton, Ohio
Living Legend, Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses
Anne K. Kibrick Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership, Theta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau
Award for Leadership in Nursing Theory, Science, and Practice, Theta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau
Distinguished Scholar in Nursing, New York University
Distinguished Alumna, New York University Division of Nursing
Chancellor’s Distinguished Scholarship Award, University of Massachusetts Boston