NYU College of Nursing Professor Elizabeth Capezuti, RN, PhD, FAAN, recently received the American Academy of Nursing and Hartford Foundations Nurse Leader in Aging Award for 2013 for her research and leadership in gerontological nursing as well as her promotion of education, community outreach and service.
I am deeply honored to have been selected for this award and am so happy that it recognizes the importance of quality nursing care for older adults, she said in a news release. Capezuti is the John W. Rowe professor in Successful Aging at NYUCN and director of NICHE.
Her work focuses on care of older adults in hospitals and nursing homes with studies highlighting the injuries and falls because of restraints including side rails. She has led the development of NICHE into a financially sustainable model fostering geriatric excellence in 500 hospitals and healthcare organizations, according to the release.
The AAN and the John A. Hartford Foundation established the Nurse Leader award in 2006.
Her publications and teaching demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to her students, many of whom are co-authors on her papers and who are now respected scholars themselves, Eileen Sullivan-Marx, RN, PhD, FAAN, dean of NYUCN, said in the release. Dr. Capezuti is adding immeasurably to our understanding of aging and gerontological nursing, especially in the field of frail elders in hospitals and nursing homes.