Shirley Sears Chater: A Role Model, a Pioneer and an Inspiration to Generations

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Shirley Sears Chater: A Role Model, a Pioneer and an Inspiration to Generations

Posted 10/1/2012

Shirley Sears Chater was only 20 years old when she received a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. When she earned her PhD, she was one of just 64 nurses in the country with that degree. Since that time, she has become a pioneer who has inspired countless others to become nurses, and countless nurses to become leaders. Chater helped create the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program, and forged a career that few others of her era could even have imagined.