D. Anthony (Tony) Forrester PhD, RN, ANEFD. Anthony (Tony) Forrester PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Professor, Nursing Science Division
973-353-1277 (fax)


Tony Forrester is professor in the Science Division at Rutgers University School of Nursing (RUSN) and holds a coterminous faculty appointment as 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).  He has been a nurse for 40 years and has been a nurse educator at Rutgers University College of Nursing (RUCN; 6 years), Pace University Leinhard School of Nursing (3 years), University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing (UMDNJ-SN; 26 years), and now the newly merged Rutgers University School of Nursing.  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.  He is a member of Rutgers Stuart Cook, M.D. Master Educators’ Guild, a Fellow in the National League for Nursing’s (NLN’s) Academy of Nursing Education, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.  He is an active member of a number of professional and scholarly associations including the: American Nurses Association, New Jersey State Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).  Dr. Forrester is currently serving as the leader for eight international expert faculty members in the STTI Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA).

Current Research/Scholarly interests: Leadership, Leadership Development and Mentoring, and HIV Survival

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