Posted on Mar 26, 2015

Nursing alum becomes fellow of Palliative Care Nursing

Nursing alum becomes fellow of Palliative Care Nursing

USF Nursing alumni continue to transform healthcare across the country. USF Nursing alum, Harleah Buck, PhD, RN, CHPN, ‘08 is a great example of that.

Dr. Buck, who is a nursing assistant professor and co-director of the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at Penn State University, became a 2014 Fellow of Palliative Care Nursing. The honor, presented by Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), is given to nurse leaders with extensive professional experience in hospice, palliative care and commitment to scholarship in the field.

As a result of this honor, the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (JHPN) featured Dr. Buck on the cover of its January 2015 issue, “Face of Hospice and Palliative Nursing.”

Susan C. McMillan, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, distinguished professor and Thompson professor of oncology nursing at USF Nursing, was Dr. Buck’s mentor while completing her PhD at USF Nursing. She graduated in 2008.

Dr. Buck’s research focuses in the areas of self-care, palliative care, patient-caregiver interaction in heart failure and more.

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