Dr. Patricia Potter

Dr. Potter established the Nurses for Ferguson Scholarship opportunity in 2014 to encourage minority students to enter the nursing profession. Pat Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, retired in 2017 after a long career as director of research for patient care services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and had been a nurse for 46 years. She and co-author Anne Perry authored the Fundamentals of Nursing textbook used by nursing schools around the world. Now in its tenth edition, the book has helped set the standards for nursing care in the US and internationally. This scholarship opportunity has been funded by Dr. Potter and dozens her colleagues who want new generations of nurses to continue to become caring, dedicated professionals, equipped with the knowledge and leadership needed to impact the quality of the field.