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Nell J. Watts Lifetime Achievement in Nursing Award  

Mary Norton, EdD, MA, APN
Associate Dean and Professor of Global Academic Initiatives
Felician College
New Jersey, USA
Mu Theta-at-Large Chapter #294

Dr. Norton is associate dean/professor of global academic initiatives at Felician College-The Franciscan College of New Jersey. She earned her master of arts, master of education, and doctor of education degrees from Columbia University and her postdoctoral certificate in the medical humanities from Columbia University - College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. Dr. Norton’s professional career spans the development of graduate and undergraduate nursing programs in Iran, Pakistan, and Jordan; her role as a consultant with the Pan American Health Organization and as a field researcher with the National Institute of Health; her research in Jordan and Pakistan on patient autonomy and breast cancer; and her work in Cambodian refugee camps. Honors include the Felician College President’s Medallion; the Humanitarian Award - American Council on Diversity; "Excellence in Nursing Education" of the New Jersey State Nurses Association; the Columbia University/Teachers College/Nursing Alumnae Hall of Fame; and Fulbright Awards. Dr. Norton is first vice president of the United Nations NGO Executive Committee and past chair of the 63rd United Nations Annual DPI/NGO Conference. 

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