Angeline Bushy has retired as professor emerita. The Bert Fish Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Community Health Nursing is a nationally and internationally recognized authority on rural nursing and rural healthcare issues. Her published research has addressed health issues of women in rural areas, distance education, homelessness, home care, healthcare ethics, and the social determinants of health and healthcare disparities among residents in less populated and remote geographical communities. During a career spanning more than four decades, Bushy has lived and worked with Native Americans on reservations, and served for more than 20 years with the U.S. Army Reserve Nurse Corps, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. She has also participated in invitational workshops to advise the U.S. Surgeon General on women’s health issues, advised the Secretary of Veterans Affairs as a member of the national Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee, and was appointed by the governor to serve on the Board of Directors for the Florida Center for Nursing.

  • PhD, University of Texas
  • MN in Community Health (Rural) Nursing, Montana State University
  • MEd in Adult Education, Northern Montana College
  • BSN, University of Mary
Selected Editorial Activities
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Family and Community Health
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Nursing Quality Care
  • Editorial Board, Journal for Rural Health
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Rural Nursing
Selected Awards & Honors
  • Anna Mae Ericksen Award, Rural Nurse Organization, 2014
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2001
Selected Professional Activities
  • Board of Directors, International Rural Nursing Organization
  • American Nurses Association
  • Sigma Honor Society of Nursing
  • Rural Health Association

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