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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...

Congratulations to the 2019 St. Luke’s Nurse Educator Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Donna Cutting, MS, RN, CNE who is the recipient of the 2019 St. Luke's Nurse Educator Scholarship!!!  This $3,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a licensed RN who is living in New York and who is advancing his/her education to...

Women in Vietnam – Personal Stories From Women Who Served

Join us on Wednesday, November 6 at 6 pm for a conversation highlighting the courageous acts of women who served during the Vietnam War.  This discussion will be led by Beth DeAngelis, Director of the Sister Thea Bowman Center for Women at Siena College,...

Mental Health America Releases its Annual State of Mental Health in America Report

Mental Health America (MHA) released its 6th annual State of Mental Health Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several mental health and access measures.  To read the full report and see how New York ranked in mental...

New York League for Nursing Welcomes its Newest Board Members

The New York League for Nursing is pleased to welcome their newest board members, all of whom bring many years of experience in nursing education, practice and advocacy to help them further their mission to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to...

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