Jacqueline Fawcett Receives Honorary Doctorate from Université Laval

College of Nursing and Health Sciences | July 03, 2012
Jacqueline Fawcett Receives Honorary Doctorate from Université Laval

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
Honoris Causa
Jacqueline Fawcett
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.

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Posted by Elaine Thumé | April 23, 2013 - 7:55 a.m.

Dear Dr. Fawcett,
Congrats for this award and thank you for receiving me in Boston (three years ago) to talk a little bit about the nursing in the USA! It was a honor and a great pleasure to meet you!


Posted by Leslie Rideout | August 09, 2012 - 11:27 a.m.

Jacqui,
What a wonderful honor!  Congratulations!  Thank you for all you have done for nurses.


Posted by Mary Cooley | July 30, 2012 - 2:10 p.m.

Congratulations! This is wonderful news and a well-deserved award. Dr. Fawcett is an inspiration and has served as a wonderful mentor to so many nurses over the course of her career. It is an honor to have her as part of our faculty.


Posted by Danny G. Willis | July 12, 2012 - 7:35 a.m.

Jacqui, This is wonderful news. You are truly an inspiration!


Posted by Janet Craven | July 10, 2012 - 1:18 p.m.

Congratulations, Jackie. Well deserved. What a nice synopsis of your career.