College of Nursing faculty member inducted as Fellow of Palliative Care Nursing

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Harleah Buck, assistant professor of nursing and co-director of Penn State's Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, was recently inducted as a 2014 Fellow of Palliative Care Nursing (FPCN) by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA).

Fellowship in the HPNA is an honor bestowed on members who are nursing leaders in education, management, advanced practice and/or research. Those designated as fellows have demonstrated extensive professional experience in hospice and palliative care and a significant commitment to scholarship in the field, and are responsible for engaging with other health care leaders in transforming palliative nursing.

Buck, who joined the Penn State faculty in 2010, also serves as adviser for the College of Nursing's Schreyer Scholars. She holds a doctorate in nursing from the University of South Florida and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Since coming to Penn State, she has received many accolades for her work. In 2012, she received a Junior Faculty Career Development Award from the National Palliative Care Research Center. Her research received national recognition at the National Institute of Nursing Research's summit on "The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care" in April 2011 in Washington, D.C. She has presented on end-of-life topics at the American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions, the Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and HPNA's Annual Assembly Meetings.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015