New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) is pleased to announce its 2015 Graduation Ceremony will take place on May 18, 2014, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, at the New York City Center, 131 West 55th Street, NYC. Judith Shamian, RN, PhD, LLD(hon), SDci(hon), FFAN, president of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), will deliver the keynote graduation address.

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Judith Shamian, RN, PhD, LLD(hon), SDci(hon), FFAN, president of the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Photo Credit: AARON VINCENT ELKAIM / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Judith Shamian, president of the International Council of Nurses, to deliver the Keynote Speech

New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) is pleased to announce its 2015 Graduation Ceremony will take place on May 18, 2014, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, at the New York City Center, 131 West 55th Street, NYC. Judith Shamian, RN, PhD, LLD(hon), SDci(hon), FFAN, president of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), will deliver the keynote graduation address. Eileen Sullivan-Marx, Dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of NYUCN will present Judith Shamian with the Helen Manzer Award in recognition of exemplary international nursing leadership to strengthen health policy world-wide.

“Judith Shamian is an inspiration to all nurses and particularly to our graduates who have their full nursing careers ahead of them in a globally connected world,” said Dean Sullivan-Marx. “She is an outspoken leader, engaged and committed to impacting the quality of nursing care and patient safety, raising health standards through nursing knowledge, and by working to remove barriers and increase access to quality healthcare world-wide. At the NYU College of Nursing, a global university, we are thrilled to have Dr. Shamian speak to the remarkable Class of 2015.”

NYUCN will be granting a total of 642 degrees: 413 Baccalaureate Degrees; 203 Master’s Degrees; seven (7) Advanced Certificates; 17 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees; and two (2) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Research and Theory Development Degrees.

Additional awardees include:

The Distinguished Clinical Colleague Award is being presented to Maureen White, Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, North Shore-LIJ Health System, in recognition of outstanding clinical leadership; the Humanitarian Award is being presented to Naomi Levine, Special Advisor to the President, New York University; Chair and Executive Director, George H Heyman, Jr Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising in recognition of outstanding humanitarian efforts on behalf of professional nursing.

About Judith Shamian:

Judith Shamian, RN, PhD, LLD(hon), SDci(hon), FFAN, is the president of the International Council of Nurses (ICN). She was elected to the position at ICN’s May 2013 quadrennial congress in Melbourne, Australia. The term of the presidency is 2013-2017. Dr. Shamian's campaign to become ICN president focused on uniting nursing, health-care and other groups to ensure nurses are able to turn their “expertise, experience and credibility into tangible policy action on the ground for the benefit of humanity.”

Dr. Shamian is also the former president and CEO of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) and past president of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA).[1] She is also a professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, a co-investigator with the Nursing Health Services Research Unit, and was the Executive Director of the Canadian federal government’s Office of Nursing Policy for five years. In addition to her extensive international work, she was vice president of Nursing at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto for 10 years and has held various academic positions since 1989.

Dr. Shamian has published and spoken extensively nationally and internationally on a wide range of topics. Government departments and agencies and academic bodies, including the World Health Organization (WHO), often call on her to speak and consult on many issues surrounding nursing, health human resources, leadership, and health-care policy.

 

About New York University College of Nursing
NYU College of Nursing is a global leader in nursing education, research, and practice. It offers a Bachelor of Science with major in Nursing, a Master of Science and Post-Master’s Certificate Programs, a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and a Doctor of Philosophy in Research Theory and Development. For more information, visit
www.nyu.edu/nursing.

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