Professor, geriatric health expert to deliver URI College of Nursing’s Spring Distinguished Lecture

Dr. Marie Boltz scheduled to speak about dementia care March 29, 5 p.m.

Join the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing for the latest installment of the College’s Spring Distinguished Lecture series. Dr. Marie Boltz, nurse practitioner and nursing professor at Pennsylvania State University, will deliver the address: Advancing Person-Centered Dementia Care: Where are We and Where Do We Need to Go?

The lecture, scheduled for March 29 at 5 p.m., will be presented in-person at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center, 350 Eddy St., Providence. A reception in the third-floor River Lounge will precede the lecture at 4 p.m., giving attendees the chance to meet with Boltz.

Please register for the lecture here.

Dr. Boltz is an expert in gerontological care and an Elouise Ross and Robert Eberly Endowed Chair and Professor in the Penn State College of Nursing. She provides instruction to both undergraduate and graduate nursing students and serves as Associate Director of Translation of Best Practice for the Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence (CGNE) at Penn State. With extensive clinical, administrative, and research experience in primary and community-based care, acute care, and long-term care, she is a board-certified gerontologic nurse practitioner and licensed as a nursing home administrator. Her areas of research focus on the geriatric care environment, including measures of quality, dementia-capable and family-centered interventions, and the prevention of functional decline in older adults.

Dr. Boltz is a fellow in both the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America. She was honored as the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award by the Gerontological Society of America, a prestigious honor presented to a scholar who has a record of outstanding and sustained contribution to geriatric nursing research. Dr. Boltz serves on the Board of Directors of GSA and the National Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence.

The URI College of Nursing hosts its Distinguished Lecture Series each semester. Past lectures have been delivered by American Nurses Association President Ernest Grant, Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research Dr. Shannon Zenk; former director of the Yale University School of Nursing Center for Biobehavioral Health Research Dr. Nancy Redeker; and famed founder of the global health initiative, Partners in Health, Dr. Paul Farmer, among others.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the University of Rhode Island Academic Health Collaborative, which is approved as a provider (#5-173) of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses can be awarded up to 1.0 contact hour.