JEANETTE LANCASTER, PhD, RN, FAAN
“TUFT’S NURSING ASSOCIATES HAVE HAD EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN ACADEMIA AND HEALTHCARE. THIS GIVES US AN EDGE IN UNDERSTANDING CAMPUS CULTURE AND ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS. WE’RE UNIQUELY QUALIFIED TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH SEARCH COMMITTEES IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND IN ASSOCIATIONS.”
Dr. Jeanette Lancaster is widely recognized for her leadership in nursing education and healthcare scholarship.
Jeanette previously served as Dean and Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing at the University of Virginia from 1989 until 2008, and retired in 2011. She also was the ssociate Chief Nursing Officer for the University of Virginia Medical Center. From 2008-2009, Jeanette was a visiting professor of nursing at the University of Hong Kong, and returns annually to teach intensive nursing courses. She has served as professor of public health for the Semester at Sea.
In recognition of her valuable contributions in securing funding for and overseeing the construction of a new School of Nursing building at the University of Virginia, the street in front of the school was named in her honor: Jeanette Lancaster Way.
Jeanette served as President of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the national organization setting standards and advocating for baccalaureate and higher degree education in nursing in the United States from 2006-2008. She is the coeditor of 13 textbooks on public health nursing with Tuft Associate Marcia Stanhope; she also has been editor or coeditor in the areas of mental health nursing, leadership, and change. She edits the interdisciplinary journal, Family & Community Health.
HONORS & EDUCATION
Jeanette is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. In 2007, she was elected by her peers as a Distinguished Scholar in the National Academies of Practice.