The Section on Nursing seeks to advance the nation’s health, and specifically, the health of the people of New York City, through inter-professional communication and networks; community/public advocacy; leadership development, and education, research, and policy involvement. 

The Section will strengthen the nursing profession’s contribution to the Academy’s commitment of “interdisciplinary approaches to policy leadership, innovative research, evaluation, education, and community engagement.”

As the largest segment of the nation’s healthcare workforce, the Nursing profession is well positioned to respond to the challenges of the Institute of Medicine’s report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, (2010)”: to play a major role in the transformation of the health system and to contribute to safe, high quality, humanistic health care of all people. 

As a Section, professional nurses will serve as full partners along with other disciplines in the Academy to influence community and business leaders, educational and clinical care systems, policymakers and other stakeholders to ensure the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities where they live, work, study, and play.

Section Officers

Connie N. Vance, RN, EdD, FAAN (Chair)
Professor Emerita, The College of New Rochelle, NY

Donna M. Nickitas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, FAAN (Vice Chair)
Professor, Hunter College and Executive Officer Nursing PhD Program at the CUNY Graduate Center

Veronica D. Feeg, PhD, RN (Secretary)
Gitenstein Professor and Associate Dean
Molloy College

See the Fellows Directory for a list of all section members.

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