Jacqueline Fawcett, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and chair of the Department of Nursing at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, recently received an honorary doctoral degree from Université Laval in Quebec, Canada. Fawcett’s many years as a leader in the field of nursing and mentor to numerous students made her a deserving recipient of such notable recognition.
Press release from Université Laval:
Doctor of Science
Professor and Chair, Department of Nursing,
College of Nursing and Health Sciences,
University of Massachusetts Boston
Considered by many leaders in the field of nursing as a master, Jacqueline Fawcett is one of the most prolific meta-theoreticians of her generation. Professor Fawcett’s scientific output in impressive: more than 300 lectures and conferences, 175 scientific articles, 80 chapters and a dozen books translated into several languages. Many of her publications have received awards and have had a major influence on the development of nursing knowledge over the past 20 years. Her work is acclaimed throughout the world.
Her research has, among other things, focused on the advancement of knowledge using conceptual approaches specific to nursing, in particular Callista Roy’s Adaptation Model. She has supervised more than thirty doctoral students. In addition to her intellectual influences are the qualities of an outstanding teacher who is greatly appreciated by her students.
Throughout her prolific career, Professor Fawcett has been sought after to give conferences or mentor and lead training sessions, including one at Université Laval in 1995. Many personal qualities explain this strong demand including her exceptional gifts as a speaker, her intellectual rigor, and critical thinking.
In short, the career of Jacqueline Fawcett is truly remarkable and she is a real role model and source of inspiration to all nurses. It is for this reason that Université Laval is proud to bestow on her this honorary doctoral degree.