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Save the Date for The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Conference

Join nursing and other healthcare colleagues from around the U.S. at the 2020 regional conference in historic Philadelphia hosted by the nursing workforce centers in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania!

State Nursing Associations across the US support the BS in 10 Book at the 2019 ANA Annual Convention

Ernest Grant, ANA President, holding the BSN in 10 book, by Barbara Zittel, with Donna Florkiewicz, Phyllis Yezzo, and several other New York nurses who were attending the ANA annual meeting in Washington DC on June 22, 2019.  To order your copy, please click...

New 1969 Exhibit at the Vietnam Memorial Gallery

From Vietnam to Woodstock, from Sesame Street to the moon - 1969 was a year where events across the country shaped our culture.  Journey back to 1969 to explore the events and stories of this watershed year.  For more information and to view some of the...

Expanding Mental Health Care Services in America: The Pivotal Role of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses

A new informational report from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) highlights the importance of the psychiatric-mental health nursing workforce in meeting current and future needs.To read the full press release, click here!To download the...

NYONEL Wins the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Affiliate Achievement Award

Congratulations to the New York Organization of Nurse Executives & Leaders (NYONEL) for winning the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Affiliate Achievement Award!!! The AONE Affiliate Achievement Award recognizes an AONE affiliate that...

Welcome to the Center for Nursing


The Center for Nursing (CFN) at the Foundation of New York State Nurses, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that relies upon donations and contributions from individuals and corporations to carry out its mission and vision.  The Center for Nursing promotes nursing leadership, research, and education to enhance the health and well-being of New Yorkers through the preservation of its history and advancement of the profession.


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