Legends Abound: For Third Straight Year, March of Dimes Nursing Honoree Has SLU Ties
ST. LOUIS -- The woman who literally wrote the book on nursing and a former Saint
Louis University School of Nursing faculty member was honored at the 2016 March of
Dimes Missouri Chapter Nurse of the Year Awards gala on Nov. 19.
Anne G. Perry, Ed.D., FAAN, received the Legend of Nursing award.
This is the third year a former SLU nursing faculty member has been honored for their
lifetime of work. Ruth Murray, Ed.D., a career psychiatric nurse, was the recipient
of the 2015 Legend in Nursing award. In 2014, the winner was Sr. Jeanne Meuer, a former
nursing faculty member whose specialty is obstetrical nursing and midwifery.
Ruth Murray presented Perry with her award.
"Anne has been a wonderful colleague and friend of the School of Nursing," said Teri
Murray, Ph.D., dean of the School of Nursing. "We are very proud of her associations
with Saint Louis University School of Nursing as alumnae and former faculty member.
Her textbook, which is in its 9th edition, is certainly a testament to her strong
and sustained contributions to the nursing profession. "
Perry and her publishing colleague, Patricia Potter, Ph.D., director of research at
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, are the authors of the popular nursing textbook, Fundamentals of Nursing, which has been translated into several languages. It is the most used textbook in
Perry earned her bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Michigan, her master’s
in nursing from Saint Louis University, and a doctorate in education from Southern
Illinois University at Edwardsville. She joined the faculty of SIUE in 2004, after
leaving Saint Louis University.
She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
March of Dimes
This is the fifth year the March of Dimes Missouri Chapter has held an awards dinner
to recognize nurses from Missouri and southern Illinois who exemplify an extraordinary
level of patient care, compassion and service. Whether serving as a health care provider,
educator, researcher, volunteer and/or advisor, nurses play a critical role in advancing
the mission of the March of Dimes, which is to improve the health of all babies by
preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
School of Nursing
Founded in 1928, Saint Louis University School of Nursing has achieved a national
reputation for its innovative and pioneering programs. Offering bachelor's, master's,
and doctoral nursing programs, its faculty members are nationally recognized for their
teaching, research and clinical expertise.