Marion honored as nurse practitioner pioneer

marionDr. Lucy Marion, dean of the College of Nursing, was recently featured as a nurse practitioner (NP) pioneer in an article in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

2015 is the 50th anniversary of the nurse practitioner role, and the journal honored early NPs by asking them to expound on the part they played in the development of the nurse practitioner role.

Marion was one of only 18 nurse practitioners chosen to participate.

“These individuals were among the most prominent leaders … who have shaped the role for the NP as it exists today,” the article stated.

Names for those asked to contribute were suggested by the editorial board of The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

Marion earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and a Masters in Nursing at the University of South Carolina and a doctorate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.