About Us


The University of Cincinnati (UC) is a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our university, city and beyond.


The UC College of Nursing (CON) through excellence in teaching and both local and global affiliations with major medical centers, clinical practices, and public health programs, our more than 1,500 students receive world-class education and experiences. Our cadre of prestigious research grants reflects the College’s commitment to transforming health care and improving outcomes. Distinguished with 71 years of continuous accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the College is consistently ranked in the top 10% of nursing programs.   


The Center for Aging with Dignity at the UC CON is devoted to keeping people ‘SAFE after 60’ by advocating for, advancing and developing best–practice programs for the prevention of elder abuse, exploitation and mistreatment. We focus on enhancing the ability of professionals to empower older adults and their families to maximize heath, wellness and independence. 


Evelyn Fitzwater

Evelyn Fitzwater

Evelyn Fitzwater, DSN, RN, is Associate Director of the Center for Aging with Dignity. Dr. Fitzwater has worked 20 years in the aging field and is a nationally known researcher and author on topics of gerontology. She has a distinguished record of appointments and leadership for various programs and organizations in the aging and nursing fields. She was honored by the Association for Professionals in Aging as the 2005 Outstanding Leader in the Field of Aging.