School of Nursing Dean Mary Ellen Glasgow will be recognized for her ongoing contributions and professional achievements in health care with her selection into the National Academies of Practice (NAP) as Distinguished Nursing Fellow on April 1 at the NAP Annual Convention that will be held in Washington, D.C.  

Fellowship is an honor presented to those who have excelled in their profession and are devoted to furthering leadership in practice, scholarship, and policy in support of interprofessional care. Those elected join a distinguished team of professionals focused on advancing interprofessional health care by fostering collaboration and advocating for policies in the best interest of individuals and communities.

"I have always been a champion for interprofessional education before it even became commonplace," says Glasgow. "Interprofessional education promotes collaboration, improves communication and team building among healthcare teams, and reduces medical errors."

Glasgow was selected as a 2009 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow where she led transdisciplinary simulation involving nursing, medicine, and health professions and quality and safety initiatives. At Drexel, she created the Pathway to Health Professions Program, a Health Science Degree. While at Duquesne, she has led the creation of the Biomedical Engineering and Nursing Program and PhD in Nursing Ethics, both interdisciplinary academic programs. 

She is the co-author of four books, two of which have won the American Journal of Nursing Book-of-the-Year Award, first place, and she has authored over 100 articles and book chapters and has presented nationally and internationally.  She is the recipient of the Villanova University College of Nursing Alumni Medallion for Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Education. She was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and as an NLN Academy of Nursing Education Fellow.

Glasgow assumed the additional leadership position of Vice Provost for Research at Duquesne in 2021.
The mission of the NAP is to serve as distinguished professionals advancing interprofessional healthcare by fostering collaboration and advocating policies in the best interest of individuals and communities. Election into the prestigious NAP in Nursing is a lifelong appointment.

NAP is a non-profit organization built to advise governmental bodies on our healthcare system. Distinguished practitioners and scholars are elected by their peers from 15 different health professions to join the only interprofessional group of health care practitioners and scholars dedicated to supporting affordable, accessible, coordinated, and quality health care for all.

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January 23, 2023