Joyce Newman Giger

University of California, USA

Joyce Newman Giger is currently a Professor and served as Lulu Wolff Hassenplug Endowed Chair, School of Nursing, UCLA, Calif, USA (from 2004 till 2009). Dr. Giger holds an Associate Degree in nursing from Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Ky, USA; a B.S. degree in nursing from Goshen College, Goshen, Ind, USA; an M.S. degree in education from Indiana University at South Bend; an M.S. degree in nursing and a Doctorate in educational administration from Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. Dr. Giger, a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, has authored approximately 135 articles, 14 book chapters, and 6 books on strategies to enhance the provision of culturally appropriate care and has developed a model for assessing cultural phenomena. Her textbook titled Transcultural Nursing: Assessment and Intervention<\i>, 5th Edition (2008) Mosby Year Book, Inc. has been adopted widely by schools of nursing and has been translated in French. Past honors include: Edge Runner for the Giger and Davidhizar Transcultural Assessment Model, American Academy of Nursing; Scholar of the Transcultural Nursing Society; Outstanding Alumna, School of Education, Indiana University of South Bend and Ball State University, Muncie Indiana. She is also a Member of Institute of Excellence, National Black Nurses Association; and a King/Chavez/Parks Scholar, University of Michigan, Mich, USA. The National Black Nurses Association named her one of three Trailblazers in Nursing and Healthcare. In 2003, Dr. Giger was appointed to the Advisory Council for the National Institutes for Health/National Institute for Nursing Research which extended through January 31, 2007. Dr. Giger received an honorary D.H.L. degree from Bethel College in Mishawaka, Ind. In 2000, she received the Outstanding Researcher in Minority Health Care 2000 Award from the Southern Nursing Research Society. She is the Editor of the Journal of the National Black Nurses Association.

Biography Updated on 16 January 2011

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