Nursing Pioneer From Upstate New York To Be Inducted Into National Womens Hall Of Fame

09.30.11 | Sarah Harnisch

   A pioneer in the nursing field from the University of Rochester is set to be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame Saturday. Loretta C. Ford is credited with creating the title "nurse-practitioner" after she was left on assignment in Colorado in the 1960's without a doctor in sight. She's U of R's School of Nursing Founding Dean, and she's credited with pioneering training for the field. There are now 140-thousand nurse practitioners in the United States. On Saturday, 90-year-old Ford will be one of 11 women inducted into the Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls.