Jacqueline Fawcett, RN: PhD; ScD (hon); FAAN; ANEF, received her Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University in 1964, her Master of Arts degree in Parent Child Nursing with a minor in Nursing Education from New York University in 1970, and her Ph.D. in Nursing, also from New York University, in 1976. Dr. Fawcett has been a nurse educator for more than 40 years; currently, she is a Professor in the Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston. Previously, she held faculty positions at the University of Connecticut and the University of Pennsylvania.
For more than 35 years, Dr. Fawcett’s program of research has focused on Roy Adaptation Model-based studies of adaptation to life events. Her earlier program of research, starting with her doctoral dissertation, was based on Rogers’ Science of Unitary Human Beings. Dr. Fawcett and her research team colleagues have received funding from the University of Connecticut Research Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Research Foundation, NAACOG, the American Cancer Society, the National Center for Nursing Research, and the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Fawcett and colleagues have published reports of their research in numerous journal articles and book chapters.
Dr. Fawcett is perhaps best known for her meta-theoretical work, which focuses on the nature and structure of knowledge in nursing. Dr. Fawcett’s meta-theoretical work is published in many journal articles and book chapters, as well as in several of her books. Her most recent books are Applying Conceptual Models of Nursing: Research, Quality Improvement, and Practice (2017), and co-edited with Sarah Beckman, The Neuman Systems Model: Celebrating Academic-Practice Partnerships (2017).