Terry Fulmer PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, Bouve College of Health Sciences
Department: School of Nursing
Department 2: Bouve College of Health Sciences, Dean's Office
Office: 215 BK

Phone: 617-373-3323
Email: t.fulmer@neu.edu


B.S. Skidmore College  
M.S. Boston College 
Ph.D. Boston College

Post Masters Certificate NP New York University 

Professional Overview:

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Distinguished Professor & Dean of the Bouve College of Health Sciences &Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University. She received her bachelor's degree from Skidmore College, her master's and doctoral degrees from Boston College and her Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate from New York University. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and currently serves as the Chair of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows Program. She is also the recipient of the National Gerontological Nursing Association 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Fulmer is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading expert in geriatrics and is best known for her research on the topic of elder abuse and neglect which has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute for Nursing Research.  She most recently served as the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of Nursing and founding Dean of the New York University College of Nursing.  She has held faculty appointments at Boston College, Columbia University, Yale University and the Harvard Division on Aging.  She has served as a visiting professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and Case Western University.

Dr. Fulmer is dedicated to the advancement of intraprofessional health science education and progress in interdisciplinary practice and research. Her clinical appointments have included the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, the Massachusetts General Hospital, and the NYU-Langone Medical Center. She is an attending nurse and senior nurse in the Munn Center for Nursing Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the Gerontological Society of America, and the New York Academy of Medicine where she served as vice-chair.  She completed a Brookdale National Fellowship and is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice. She has served as the first nurse on the board of the American Geriatrics Society and as the first nurse to serve as president of the Gerontological Society of America.

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