June 2014 Issue of Nurse Leader titled, “Leader to Honor” spotlights Franklin Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI and Chief Executive Officer of CGFNS International. Dr. Franklin Shaffer responds to questions about his influences and career experiences which gives us a better understanding of what drives his passion for nursing. The first male to enter Mercer Hospital School of Nursing, Franklin Shaffer reviews his impressive career and inspires us to create a learning organization that promotes the potential of each person, and to remember that you cannot do it alone.
“Collaboration among education and service organizations is essential for the good of the patient and the advancement of the profession,” says Dr. Shaffer. He reminds us to keep the passion burning by surrounding ourselves with smart and knowledgeable people and to keep learning, working and encouraging.
Read more on Dr. Shaffer’s 50 years in the field of nursing, education and research.