Laurie Dodge Wilson currently holds a joint appointment with The George Washington University School of Nursing, as a Research Instructor in Nursing and with the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates Comprehensive Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care Clinic clinically practicing as a; Gerontological Nurse Practitioner in primary care, long-term care and homecare. Laurie has been practicing since 1995.
She brings to GWU experience in teaching, competency development, and clinical practice. In addition to her clinical practice, she teaches in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program and does grant work aimed at infusing essential content related to the care of older adults into overall master's NP curriculum. Prior to joining GWU, Ms. Wilson was the Gerontology Program Director for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). In this position, she served as the Project Investigator for several John A Hartford Foundation grants including Preparing Nursing Students to Care for Older Adults: Enhancing Geriatric Content in Senior-level Baccalaureate Nursing Courses,Creating Careers in Advanced Practice NursingandAdvanced Practice Registered Nursing Initiative: Transitioning to Adult-Gerontology APRN Education: Ensuring the APRN Workforce is Prepared to Care for Older Adults.In addition, she facilitated the development of AACN's Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for the Nursing Care of Older Adults (2010) and played an integral role in the development and dissemination of AACN's Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies, Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Competencies. Her efforts have included implementation of nationwide faculty development opportunities to assist nurse educators in incorporating geriatric-focused nursing content and learning opportunities into the baccalaureate and master' nursing curriculum.
Laurie is a recipient of the 2005 UTHSCSA Presidential Teaching Excellence Award and was nominated for the 2005 Presidential Clinical Excellence Award.