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Calling All Leaders: Applications Now Open for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Leadership Programs

Today’s health challenges are influenced by factors well beyond the clinic walls, from access to economic opportunity to the safety of our surroundings. Through their leadership development programs, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supports and...

In Honor & Memory of Nettie Birnbach, EdD, RN, FAAN

Former President of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), the Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island (NACLI), the American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN), and American Nurses Association (ANA) Hall of Fame Inductee,...

Celebrating 50 Years Since the Founding of the Institute of Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is celebrating its 50th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 1970.  Its mission was to provide independent, evidence-based advice on health, medicine, and biomedical science in an era of...

Compassionate, Patient-Centered Care in the Digital Age

During the holiday season when there is a focus on kindness and caring, let us not forget how important compassion is year-round.  As technology advances to support health care delivery, the human relationships between patients and their providers remains...

Last Public Session of the Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030

The Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 will be holding its last public session online on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 9 am to 12 pm.  The purpose of this session is for the committee to gather information and to gain greater technical...

Welcome to the Center for Nursing


The Center for Nursing at the Foundation of New York State Nurses, Inc. is a New York State all-inclusive nursing advocacy non-profit organization committed to supporting working professional nurses through mentoring, educational advancement, and promoting research and evidence-based practice to drive excellence in care delivery.


The Nightingale Gala is held annually to honor the nursing profession in New York State and beyond.


Our Awards, Scholarships, and Grants are given annually to recognize nurses and support nursing research and education in New York State.


In October 2010, the New York State Action Coalition (NYSAC) was designated as one of the five initial pilot Action Coalitions to advance the Future of Nursing.

BSN in 10

Advancing the Education of Registered Professional Nurses to the Baccalaureate Degree: New York’s Journey