NPCPBC Announces Special Guest Loretta Ford at 2017 Conference!!
In 1965, in collaboration with Dr. Henry Silver, Dr. Ford started the 1st NP program at the University of Colorado focusing on illness prevention and health promotion. In 1971 she was elected to the Institute of Medicine and in 1972 she joined the University of Rochester as Director of Nursing and was the founding dean of the nursing school. She has created the Unification model of nursing practice, education, research and administration. She has devoted her career to practice, education, research, consultation and influencing health services, community health, and military nursing. She has written more than 100 publications, earned 10 honorary Doctorates and was named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing in 1999. In 2003 Dr. Ford received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Nurse Practitioner and in that same year was honored with the Elizabeth Blackwell award from Hobart and William Smith Colleges which was awarded to a woman whose life exemplifies outstanding service to humanity. By 2011 she was inducted into the National Women's hall of Fame. Dr. Ford's efforts have helped us reach global acceptance of our rapidly growing profession as is necessary with the increasing shortage of physicians.