Claire Fagin

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Claire M. Fagin, RN, Ph.D, FAAN is an American nurse, educator, academic, and consultant. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Science from Wagner College, a Master's in Nursing from Columbia University and a Ph.D from New York University, all in New York City.

Throughout her career Dr Fagin has been involved in leading thinking and practice in nurse education, nursing and health policy, geriatric nursing, program leadership and administration. She served as Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania from 1977 to 1992, when she left to do geriatric nursing research as a Scholar in Residence at the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences. She was Presidential Chair in early 1993 at the University of California, San Francisco. Also in 1993 she was asked to become Interim President of the University of Pennsylvania (from July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994), the first woman to serve in that capacity with any Ivy League university. She continued to focus on geriatric nursing after returning to the professoriate in 1994 and has done so ever since. In 2005 she completed five years as Director of the John A. Hartford Foundation Program: Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity, which is coordinated in Washington, D.C., at the American Academy of Nursing. (See CV)Her research on the relationship between the recovery of hospitalized children and their parents "rooming in", received national attention and helped to permanently change attitudes and...
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