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Fairfield University professor achieves 2 top honors

Monday January 13, 2014
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Meredith Wallace Kazer, APRN, PhD, FAAN, associate dean of Fairfield (Conn.) University’s School of Nursing, has been recognized with both a national best book award and the highest accolade bestowed by the Connecticut Nurses’ Association.
The state association recently honored Kazer with the 2013 Virginia A. Henderson Award for Outstanding Contribution to Nursing Research.

The award is one of several Diamond Jubilee Awards established by CNA to honor individuals or organizations that have made key contributions to nursing in practice, education, administration, political action and service.

Kazer said she was thrilled to receive the award.

“Moreover, I am privileged to join a group of highly distinguished nurses inspired by researchers like Virginia Henderson,” she said. “I am grateful to my colleagues who considered me among those recognized previously who have contributed substantially to quality improvement in nursing care.”

The American Journal of Nursing named Kazer’s most recent book one of the best of the year in nursing publishing. Kazer, who also is a professor and director of graduate programs at the Fairfield University School of Nursing, co-authored “Case Studies in Gerontological Nursing for the Advanced Practice Nurse” with Leslie Neal-Boylan.

It was named a best book in the Gerontological Nursing category. An adult and gerontological nurse practitioner, Kazer maintains a practice in home care with a focus on chronic disease management in older adults.


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