Reinventing nursing’s social mission

Ann Marie Rafferty is the first Professor of Nursing Policy in the UK and former Dean, at Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London. Rafferty was the first nurse to gain a doctorate from Oxford University and she won the prestigious Harkness Fellowship in Health Policy. Rafferty holds fellowships from the RCN and American Academy of Nursing and leads the Lancet Commission on Nursing in the UK. Her research interests combine history, health policy and health services research.