Professor, School of Nursing, George Washington University,
Prof Pulcini is a professor at George Washington University School of Nursing. She is an expert in primary care practice and advanced practice nursing policy nationally and internationally. She is a seasoned educator, practitioner and author on the evolving nursing roles of the nurse practitioners nationally and internationally as well as nurse practitioner education, reimbursement and political advocacy and removal of barriers to the practice of nurse practitioners.
She was a 2000 USPHS, Primary Care Policy Fellow, an interdisciplinary policy fellowship in primary care and, also has a PhD from the Florence Heller Graduate School in Social Policy at Brandeis University, a unique interdisciplinary health policy programme. She was the Chair of the American Academy of Nursing’s Primary Care Expert Panel from 2014 to 2015.
Prof Pulcini received the Towers Pinnacle Award at the American Association of Nurse Practioners in 2019 for her lifetime achievements in nurse practitioner (NP) policy, education and practice. In 2021, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Organisation of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. She has worked with the International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) for more than 20 years. Her book with Dr Susan Hassmiller was published in 2020 by Springer, entitled, Advanced Practice Nursing Leadership: A Global Perspective.
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