Fairfield University's Dr. Sheila Grossman named to national best educator list


Image: Sheila GrossmanFairfield University School of Nursing Professor Sheila Grossman, Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC, FAAN, has been named one of the nation's "25 Top NP Program Professors" by Nurse Practitioner Schools, a blog that is an educational and career resource for nurse professionals published by Sechel Ventures.

Editors said the featured professors are "among the best of the best, who have proven themselves time and again to be top educators and top nurses."

Dr. Grossman, professor of nursing and the coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Track at Fairfield, is featured on the list with educators from Yale, Columbia, Vanderbilt, Duke, PENN, and New York Universities, among other prominent schools. For the list, see http://www.nursepractitionerschools.com/blog/top-np-professors.

"The professors listed here are as dedicated to their teaching responsibilities as they are to their patients," editors noted. "Being able to train with these exceptional nurses can mean the difference between struggling through this chapter in your career or truly taking advantage of all your education has to offer."

In 2012, Dr. Grossman was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), the most prestigious honor in the field of nursing. She was recently honored with the Nurse Practitioner Education Award from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, and the Josephine Dolan Award for Outstanding Contributions to Nursing Education from the Connecticut Nurses Association. She was named an expert on mentoring by the American Nurses Association and serves on the American Association of Nursing Commission on Certification as the Family Nurse Practitioner representative. She also received the Alpha Sigma Nu, Teacher of The Year - Graduate Programs award at Fairfield University in 2014. An award-winning author, Dr. Grossman is a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner in primary care.

To make the 'Top 25' list, professors must teach at top rated universities that offer the best in nurse practitioner education, according to editors. Other criteria considered were that they conduct research, have been published in peer-reviewed journals, and hold leadership positions at their schools.

For more information about Fairfield University's School of Nursing, visit http://www.fairfield.edu/nursing.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on August 11, 2014

Vol. 47, No. 22