Normandale Instructor Dorie Fritz Accepted to Distinguished Training Program by Parkinson’s Foundation

By Steven Geller - Director of Media and Public Relations

Normandale Community College Nursing Instructor Dorie Fritz has been accepted to the distinguished Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson's Foundation (PF).

The highly prestigious 40-hour accredited "train the trainer" Nursing Faculty Program improves Parkinson's disease (PD) nursing care by training faculty leaders across the U.S. to educate nursing students. The rigorous course includes didactics, clinical time with patients, participation in a PD support group and the opportunity to develop an independent project, and includes a $2,000 stipend offered for completing the program.

As one of only 24 accepted faculty in 2019, Fritz would join an elite group of over 300 alumni, PF Nursing Scholars, who have completed the intensive training over the last 10 years (upon completion of her training).

PF Nurse Scholars educate more than 20,000 nursing students on PD annually. With the number of people living with Parkinson's globally expected to double by 2040 to nearly 13 million, teaching nursing students in the classroom is one of the best ways to prepare them for treating people with Parkinson's when they graduate.