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Tony Forrester is Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration in the Rutgers School of Nursing and is Clinical Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS).

Dr. Forrester graduated from the University of Texas System School of Nursing (1975; Fort Worth) with a B.S.N., and from the University of Texas at Arlington with an M.S.N. (1979; Arlington), and from New York University with a Ph.D. in research and theory development in nursing (1984; New York).   His areas of expertise and specialization in nursing clinical practice are: adult emergency/trauma, critical care, and psychiatric/mental health nursing.  Dr. Forrester is a widely known scholar, serves as a peer reviewer for a number of professional/ scholarly nursing journals, and has published extensively in the nursing and other disciplines’ literature on a wide range of topics, including: HIV/AIDS; critical care family needs; aggressiveness of nursing care at the end of life; gender-related health, including minority men’s and women’s health; falls risk assessment and prevention in the acute care setting; physical restraints management; healthcare policy; mentoring and leadership development in nursing; and nursing history. 

Research in Progress:  Women Living with HIV/AIDS: Revisiting the Third Wave

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