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Martha Elizabeth Rogers - 2007

Martha E. Rogers, ScD, RN, FAAN, was an internationally respected nursing educator and theorist. A graduate of the Knoxville General Hospital School of Nursing, she earned a Bachelor of Science from George Peabody College; an MA in Nursing Supervision from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a Master's in Public Health Nursing and a Doctorate of Science from Johns Hopkins University. Her extensive experience in public health nursing and lifelong interest in science shaped the development of her theoretical framework, The Science of Unitarian Human Beings. The Society of Rogerian Scholars, with international membership, promotes and extends her theory and publishes Visions: The Journal of Rogerian Science. Dr. Rogers authored Education Revolution in Nursing, Reveille in Nursing, and Introduction to the Theoretical Basis of Nursing. She was head of the Department of Nursing at New York University of 21 years. Colorful, passionate, warm and witty, she was an inspiring leader. She was a member of ANA, NLN, NYS League for Nursing, American Association for Higher Education, the American Association of University Professors, and Sigma Theta Tau. She received eight honorary doctorates, the NYSNA Nursing Education Award, the Teachers College Nursing Education Alumnae Association's R. Louise McManus Medal and poshumous induction into the ANA Hall of Fame.