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CPE Advisory Council

Purpose Statement for CPE Advisory Council

The Center for Public and Professional Education Advisory Council exists to promote the mission of the CPE.  That mission is to educate the public about what nurses do and why they are integral to the health care delivery system, promote public and professional education, address the nurse faculty capacity issues, along with nursing recruitment and retention, and to increase the visibility of the CPE in the nursing community and the public.


We will accomplish our mission by the following goals and objectives:


  • Offer programs in wellness promotion, illness prevention and treatment
  • Review ongoing standards of health and public health issues
  • Support the objectives of the Institute for Nursing addressing the nursing workforce and faculty capacity issues
  • Seek opportunities that support the advancement of nursing education
  • Monitor higher education for issues relevant to nursing education
  • Provide scholarships to support professional RN’s advancing their education by awarding the St. Luke’s Nurse Educator Scholarship Program (for advanced practice nurses at the masters or doctoral level) or the Dr. Barbara Zittel Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Scholarship Program (for diploma or associate registered nurses pursuing their BSN)
  • Support the work of the Future of Nursing NYS Action Coalition (FON NYSAC) to advance the profession
  • Provide scholarships to support professional RNs advancing their education
  • Communicate with the academic, practice communities and professional nursing organizations to identify opportunities for collaboration


Advisory Council Members




Staff Support to the Council