Professor Emerita of Nursing

Dr. Fawcett received her BS from Boston University, and her MSN and PhD degrees from New York University. She is an internationally recognized authority on conceptual models of nursing and nursing theory development. Her ongoing programs of Roy Adaptation Model-based research focus on functional status in normal life transitions and serious illness, women’s responses to cesarean birth, and adaptation to motherhood.

Her research encompasses instrument development and descriptive, correlational, and experimental studies. She and her colleagues have received funding from the American Cancer Society, the National Institutes of Health, and the Oncology Nursing Foundation, among others.

Throughout her career, Dr. Fawcett has received recognition for her teaching and scholarship from numerous organizations. Her awards include: the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for The Relationship of Theory and Research; the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Teaching Award; the First Annual Faculty Award, Doctoral Student Organization, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; and the Distinguished Scholar in Nursing and the Distinguished Alumni awards from New York University.