Dr. Anne Manton of Fairfield University to receive nursing's highest honor


Image: Anne P. MantonDr. Anne P. Manton of Trumbull, Conn., Fairfield University associate professor of nursing, is one of 68 nurses nationwide to be selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the profession's highest honor. She and Dr. Linda Schwartz, a research scientist at the Yale University School of Nursing, were the only nurses selected from Connecticut. They will be inducted on Oct. 27, during a formal banquet at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C., during the Academy's 2001 Annual Meeting and Conference.

The 68 new fellows represent diverse nursing practice areas. They were selected for their extraordinary commitment and contributions to nursing that far exceed the responsibilities of their employment and their potential for sustained contributions to the profession in the future.

A Certified Emergency Nurse and an Adult Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Manton served as president of the national Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), receiving their Lifetime Achievement Award this year along with induction into the ENA Hall of Fame. She is a design and coordination team member of LUNAR (Learning and Using New Approaches to Research), a national multi-site study, the first of its kind sponsored by the ENA. The LUNAR Project identified characteristics of the consumer of emergency services and analyzed trends in repeat ER usage.

Joining the Fairfield University faculty in 1995 to teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, she continued to work at least one or two shifts a month in the ER at St. Raphael's Hospital in New Haven. For the last two years she served as acting dean of the School of Nursing at Fairfield University.

Dr. Manton is the author of numerous journal articles on emergency nursing and is a frequent presenter at nursing conferences and conventions across the country.

Throughout her career she has taught at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Southern Connecticut State University and the Yale University School of Nursing. From 1992 to 1994 she was the director of the Center for Collaboration and Nursing Practice at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn.

Dr. Manton earned a diploma in nursing from the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing, a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Boston State College, a master of science degree from Boston College, and a doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Rhode Island.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on September 1, 2001

Vol. 34, No. 41