Featured Nurse Leader

The Academy's Featured Nurse Leader section showcases the transformative work of our fellows. If you have or know a fellow that has published work or has made a difference in their community please let us know.

Sally A. Norton, PhD, RN, FNAP, FPCN, FAAN


Sally Norton, PhD, RN, FNAP, FPCN, FAAN, received the 2017 Distinguished Researcher Award from the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA). The award recognizes a nurse researcher who has demonstrated longevity and consistency in research that advances the mission and vision of HPNA via high quality research, research presentations, and publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Norton is the Independence Chair in Nursing and Palliative Care at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. She serves as a co-director of research for the Division of Palliative Care in the Department of Medicine. Her research is focused on palliative care and end-of-life decision-making. 

Dr. Norton was inducted into the Academy in 2012.