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Laurie Dodge Wilson Faculty Member

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Laurie Dodge Wilson began her faculty position at George Washington University School of Nursing in December 2012. She brings to the school a wealth of experience in teaching, competency development, and clinical practice. She is currently teaching in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program. Most recently, she served on the GW MFA COVID 19 task force to advocate for older adults in both facilities and home settings. She played an integral role in securing COVID19 testing and immunizations for this vulnerable population. In 2020, she received certification in clinical simulation. Additionally, as part of the AGE-ING 2105 grant, she has worked with a team of core faculty to infuse essential content related to the care of older adults into overall master's NP curriculum. Prior to joining GWU, Ms. Wilson was the Gerontology Program Director for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). In this position, she served as the Project Investigator for several John A Hartford Foundation grants including Preparing Nursing Students to Care for Older Adults: Enhancing Geriatric Content in Senior-level Baccalaureate Nursing Courses, Creating Careers in Advanced Practice Nursing and Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Initiative: Transitioning to Adult-Gerontology APRN Education: Ensuring the APRN Workforce is Prepared to Care for Older Adults. In addition, she facilitated the development of AACN's Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for the Nursing Care of Older Adults (2010) and played an integral role in the development and dissemination of AACN's Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies, Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Competencies. Her efforts have included implementation of nationwide faculty development opportunities to assist nurse educators in incorporating geriatric-focused nursing content and learning opportunities into the baccalaureate and master' nursing curriculum. Ms. Wilson has served as an expert consultant for the AACN’s Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN): Enhancing Faculty Capacity grant, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She was a steering committee member for the Culture Change Nursing Homes as Clinical Training Sites: Recommendations to the Field project at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU and Preparing Nurse Faculty to Supervise Student Clinical Rotations in Care of Older Adults project, also at NYU. At the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Ms. Wilson designed and implemented a new comprehensive Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Program Curriculum under the financial support of HRSA grant. She served as the Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator for 5 years. She was a recipient of the 2005 UTHSCSA Presidential Teaching Excellence Award. Ms. Wilson has maintained her clinical practice as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner for 27 years. During the pandemic, she has became skilled in practicing telehealth and has shared this knowledge with her clinical students.

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