National University




Adjunct Faculty Member Inducted into Nursing Hall of Fame

The Central San Joaquin Valley Nursing Hall of Fame inducted Ms. Dorothy Fraser, FNP, MSN, an adjunct faculty member in the School of Health and Human Services’ Nurse Anesthesia Program, into its ranks at an awards luncheon on September 19. 

The Nursing Hall of Fame was created in 2004 by the Nursing Leadership Council of San Joaquin Valley and the Sigma Theta Tau council to honor nurses from the valley who have made a difference to the profession of Nursing.

“The award luncheon was great, and when they read off all the things I have done over the past 30 years I was even impressed,” said Ms. Fraser, who in addition to teaching for National University is also a Nurse Practitioner practicing in Fresno, California. In addition to teaching at National University, she has also taught at San Diego State University, University of California, San Diego, University of San Diego, University of Southern California, University of California, San Francisco, University of California, Davis, Fresno State University and, Fresno Pacific University.

“Dorothy has decades of accolades for her teaching and clinical practice in advanced practice nursing,” said colleague Bryan Tune, program director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at National University. “I view her as a mentor and role model.  She is one of the most dynamic educators I have ever had the opportunity to work with and we are very fortunate to have her as part of our team.”

“I know that each class of students has taught me more than I have taught them, and with each new challenge I have really grown both as a person and an educator,” said Ms. Fraser.