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The American Celebration of Florence Nightingale’s Bicentennial

Join The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center in collaboration with The Florence Nightingale Museum in London and the UK's Florence Nightingale 2020 Partners for The American Celebration of Florence Nightingale's Bicentennial on Thursday, April 30, 2020...

Congratulations to the 2019 Dr. Barbara Zittel Baccalaureate in Nursing Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Yvette Savaria, RN, CEN, from Troy, NY who is the recipient of the 2019 Dr. Barbara Zittel Baccalaureate in Nursing Scholarship!!! This $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a licensed RN who is living and working in New York and who...

Margaret McClure Scholarship Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for NYONEL's 2020 Margaret McClure Scholarship Program.  For further information and to fill out an application, please click...

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...

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