Fran Ludwig is a Faculty Program Director in the BS in nursing program at Excelsior College. Her area of interest and research is in population health specifically the work of Faith Community Nurses with vulnerable populations. She has been recognized on the national level for her work in promoting Faith Community Nursing and advocating for appropriate levels of care for vulnerable populations.
Her most recent publication “Cultivating the spirit of person-centered care in a RN to BS Curriculum” was published in Nursing in the 21st Century (N21) in July, 2015. She was co-presenter at the 2015 Excelsior College School of Nursing’s Educational Institute with the poster: “On Beyond Verb! Differentiating Student Performance in Rubrics”. In 2013, she was highlighted in the Journal of Addictions Nursing for work she has done addressing addictive illnesses through the role of faith community nurses. In 2010, she was a contributing author to: Building Health Communities through Medical-Religious Partnerships published by Johns Hopkins University Press. She completed a national research study on faith community nursing which was published in 2008 (The Emerging Role of Faith Community Nurses (FCNs) in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease. Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, 9, 173 – 180). She has presented at a number of national and regional conferences on this topic.