Title: Assistant Dean of Nursing and Program Director, AAS Nursing Program
Company: Catherine McAuley School of Nursing, Trocaire College
Location: Buffalo, New York, United States
Jacob M. Fisher, MSN, RN, PhD, Program Director of the AAS Nursing Program at Trocaire College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nursing education.
Having accrued more than 10 years of inimitable experience in the field of nursing, Dr. Fisher is renowned for his exceptional teaching and nursing abilities. Dr. Fisher originally entered college studying natural science with the intentions of becoming a physician’s assistant but found that a more personable role in the medical field was better suited for his skills and personality. He currently serves as the program director of the AAS nursing program at Trocaire College. Prior to this role, he served as an assistant professor of nursing, lab instructor, pathways to nursing success faculty mentor, adviser, and professional nursing tutor at his alma mater, Trocaire College. In these respects, Dr. Fisher provided professional tutoring to first-level students in the registered nursing and practical nursing programs, and in 2020, he added the position as a preceptor. In addition to his role as an educator, Dr. Fisher has excelled as the day camp director, camp health director, building supervisor, and primetime attendant at the Wyoming County YMCA since 2010.
Prior to his current roles, at Trocaire College, Dr. Fisher was the interim program director of the AAS program in 2019 and a professional nurse resource tutor from 2015 to 2017. Dr. Fisher commenced his nursing career in 2012 as a hospital aide for the Wyoming County Community Hospital, where he worked alongside nursing staff to provide care for acute medical-surgical patients. He also assisted patients with re-acclimating to daily living, provided patient transport, and assisted with admissions and discharges. From 2011 to 2017, he had been an academic coach at the Daemen College Learning Center, where he helped implement a peer-led tutoring model for nursing courses. A prolific writer, Dr. Fisher is the co-author of “System-Level Awareness Through Virtual Clinical Learning,” in Nursing Education Perspectives from 2018. Dr. Fisher has presented at local and international conferences focused on technology, innovation, and student engagement in the teaching and learning process.
Dr. Fisher earned an Associate of Applied Science in nursing from Trocaire College in 2014 and continued his studies at Daemen College, in which he received a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2015 and a master’s degree in nursing in 2017. He recently obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in nursing education from Capella University. Now a renowned educator and registered nurse in the state of New York, he was proud to be named an Educator of Distinction by the Professional Nurses Association of Western New York. Attributing his success to his diligence, Dr. Fisher is likewise grateful for the collaborative working relationships he formed in school. He holds membership with the National League for Nursing, New York League for Nursing, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society, Pi Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, The National Society of Leadership and Success, and the Professional Nurses Association of Western New York. Since 2017, he has also been a member of the Nursing Curriculum Committee, Nursing Simulation Committee, Nursing Clinical Instructor Search Committee, and Health Sciences Academic Support Specialist Search Committee. Looking toward the future, Dr. Fisher envisions working in the administrative sector of his profession, or as an educational consultant.
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