Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, has been named president-elect for the American Academy of Nursing.

Eileen Sullivan-Marx
Eileen Sullivan-Marx

She will serve in the role from 2017 to 2019 and will transition to the role of the Academy’s president in 2019 for a two-year term. 

The elections were announced this weekend at the American Academy of Nursing’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

“Nurses are uniquely positioned to address the critical needs and concerns of patients across the country and the world—and do so every day,” said Sullivan-Marx.  “It is an honor and privilege to serve the Academy and I look forward to working with all of the fellows to advance our field and patient-centered care.”

The American Academy of Nursing serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. The Academy's more than 2,400 members, known as fellows, are nursing's most accomplished leaders in education management, practice, and research. The Academy is governed by a 10-member board of directors, including the president and president-elect, who are elected by the fellows.

Karen Cox, PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC, FACHE, FAAN, ‎executive vice president and chief operating officer of ‎Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, assumed the presidency this year.

"The Academy will benefit greatly from Dean Sullivan-Marx's leadership and vision. She has been on the board of directors previously and co-leads the Edge Runner National Advisory Council, which is a signature program of the Academy highlighting nurse-designed models of care. I am thrilled to be working with her," said Cox, 2017-2019 Academy President.

Sullivan-Marx, who joined NYU as dean of the College of Nursing in 2012 after a distinguished career at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, is a nationally recognized nurse leader, educator, and clinician. She is known for her research and innovative approaches in primary care and testing payment methods—particularly through Medicaid and Medicare—for nurses, sustaining models of care using advanced practice nurses, and for developing health policy in community-based settings.

Sullivan-Marx is co-chair of the New York City Mayor’s Summit on Mental Health Workgroup to enhance existing mental health training programs, and was formerly an American Political Science Congressional Fellow and senior advisor to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Medicaid and Medicare Coordination. She is also a member of the boards of directors of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the United Hospital Fund, and is a fellow the Gerontology Society of America and the New York Academy of Medicine.

About NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing is a global leader in nursing education, research, and practice. It offers a bachelor of science with a major in nursing, a master of science, post-master’s certificate programs, a doctor of nursing practice degree, and a doctor of philosophy in research theory and development.

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