Loretta C. Ford papers
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Dr. Loretta C. Ford, Dean and Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of Rochester, is an internationally known nursing leader. She has devoted her career to practice, education, research, consultation and influencing health services, community health, and military nursing. Dr. Ford’s studies on the nurse's expanded scope of practice in public health nursing, her specialty, led to the creation of the first Pediatric Nurse Practitioner model of advanced practice at the University of Colorado Medical Center. Later, convinced of the need to meld nursing education, practice, and research, she provided administrative leadership for a Unification model in nursing at the University of Rochester Medical Center as Dean of the School of Nursing and as Director of Nursing in the University’s Strong Memorial Hospital. She has served as a visiting professor at St. Luke's College of Nursing in Japan, the University of Washington, and the University of Florida Schools of Nursing, and has led many international nursing education visitations. After her retirement from nursing, she served as Interim Dean at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester. Dr. Ford’s advanced degrees were earned at the University of Colorado Schools of Nursing and Education. She holds honorary doctorates from six prestigious universities and myriads of awards, including the Gustav Lienhard Medal from the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, the Living Legend Award from the American Academy of Nursing, the American College of Nurse Practitioner’s Crystal Trailblazer Award, the Elizabeth Blackwell Award, and many others. She has authored over one hundred publications on the history of the nurse practitioner; unification of practice, education, and research; and issues in advanced nursing practice and health care. Currently, Dr. Ford consults and lectures on the historical development of the nurse practitioner and on issues in advanced nursing practice and health care policy.
Gift of Loretta C. Ford.
This is a preliminary inventory of the personal papers of Loretta C. Ford. It includes 9 cartons that were received by the Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, in September 2011. The material has been inventoried in this preliminary list in order to make the files accessible to the donor and to interested researchers until a more thorough processing project can be undertaken. The original 9 cartons were reboxed in a numbering sequence from 1 to 9. Their contents are in the same order in which they appeared in the original containers although the location of specific individual files may have shifted somewhat. The boxes have been inventoried to the folder level and refoldered where necessary in acid-free folders.
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This box contains articles and speeches in chronological order as originals, carbons and printed.