Yahoo! News: Harriet R. Feldman assumes the role of dean of Pace University’s College of Health Professions and Lienhard School of Nursing

The announcement on Harriet Feldman assuming the role of dean of the College of Health Professions appeared on health related web sites across the country as well as on Yahoo! News and the Albany Times-Union.

The announcement on Harriet Feldman assuming the role of dean of the College of Health Professions appeared on health related web sites across the country as well as on Yahoo! News and the Albany Times-Union.

Harriet R. Feldman assumes the role of dean of Pace University’s College of Health Professions and Lienhard School of Nursing – Yahoo! News.

 

NEWS RELEASE: Harriet R. Feldman to assume the role of dean of Pace University’s College of Health Professions

Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, has assumed the role of dean and tenured professor of Pace University’s College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing.

Harriet R. Feldman to assume the role of dean of Pace University’s College of Health Professions and Lienhard School of Nursing

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 – Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, has assumed the role of dean and tenured professor of Pace University’s College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing. Gerrie Colombraro, PhD, RN, after serving as interim dean of the College of Health Professions for two years, has returned to her position as Associate Dean for Administration.

Dr. Feldman, who has just returned from sabbatical after serving for two years as Pace’s interim provost, has been dean of Pace’s Lienhard School of Nursing since 1993 and also served concurrently as interim dean of Pace’s School of Education from 2006 through 2010.

“Dr.Feldman is a true university citizen,” said Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman. “I am deeply grateful that she answered the call to serve as Pace’s interim provost and I am delighted that she will now resume her leadership as dean of the College of Health Professions.”

“I was privileged to serve the University as Interim Provost and am delighted to be back once again to lead the College of Health Professions as we pursue an exciting future with new programs to help educate the next generation of health care workers,” Dr. Feldman said.

Dr. Feldman has testified before Congress and presented at conferences worldwide. For legislative work in addressing the nursing and nursing faculty shortage, she received the “Grassroots Star” award from the Association of American Colleges of Nursing. Dr. Feldman has written or edited more than 100 books, scholarly articles and editorials. Four of her books have earned “book of the year” awards from national nursing organizations. She is past editor of the journals “Nursing Leadership Forum” andScholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice.”

Dr. Feldman was principal author of a $1.3 million Helene Fuld Health Trust grant for career-changing nursing students in partnership with Health and Hospitals Corporation, and a $500,000 Helene Fuld Health Trust scholarship endowment. Also under her direction, Pace led a consortium of institutions that won a $1.03 million U.S. Labor Department grant funding health care facilities in exchange for Master’s-prepared nurses to teach, enabling more nursing students to enroll.  Lienhard was among the first institutions to receive funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) through the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program to increase enrollment in Lienhard’s Combined Degree Program.

Dr. Feldman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and of the New York Academy of Medicine. Professional memberships include the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (Board Member: 2003 to 2010); NY/NJ Nursing Spectrum Advisory Board (Board Member since 2002); Greater New York Organization of Nurse Executives; and the Eastern Nursing Research Society.

She earned her BS and MS degrees in nursing from Adelphi and a PhD in nursing science from New York University.  She also completed two management development programs at Harvard University. She lives in Bellmore, NY.

Dr. Colombraro is happy to be back in her former role; she says, “It was an honor to serve as Interim Dean of the College and the nursing program, but I am very happy to be back ‘home’ in my role as Associate Dean.”

About Pace University: For more than 100 years, Pace University has been preparing students to become leaders in their fields. A private university, Pace provides an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience and the New York advantage. Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and enrolls almost 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

About the College of Health Professions: The College of Health Professions was established in 2010 to showcase the breadth of health professions majors at Pace University. The College is made up of the Lienhard School of Nursing and the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Studies Program.

Media Contact: Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

The Journal News: Nursing Tribute

Harriet R. Feldman, dean of the College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing was quoted in the lead story by Jane Lerner on the front page of The Journal News on December 14, 2012 – “Nursing Tribute: Book shines light on a changing and rewarding profession.”

Harriet R. Feldman, dean of the College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing was quoted in the lead story by Jane Lerner on the front page of The Journal News on December 14, 2012 – “Nursing Tribute: Book shines light on a changing and rewarding profession.” The article is about a coffee table tribute book about American nurses.

From the article:

“The book is helpful to nurses and to those who are cared for by nurses,” said Harriet Feldman, dean and professor of the College of Health Professions and Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University in Pleasantville.

“Many people don’t really understand what the life of a nurse is like, the experiences we have every day” Feldman said. “What you see on television is not it.”

Click here to read the article on the Journal News web site.

The Daily Pleasantville: Pace Nurses Join Forces With Michelle Obama

Pace Interim Provost Harriet Feldman recently spent a day with Michelle Obama and Jill Biden with other nursing school heads who are collaborating to provide better care for veterans.

Pace Interim Provost Harriet Feldman recently spent a day with Michelle Obama and Jill Biden with other nursing school heads who are collaborating to provide better care for veterans.

The Daily Pleasantville wrote about the event:

Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing is among only 20 nursing schools nationwide invited to join first lady Michelle Obama at her annual Joining Forces event in 2012.

The initiative, which Obama created with second lady Jill Biden last year, consists of nearly 500 universities that have vowed to focus on treatment for returning soldiers.

“It is a privilege and honor to support this special initiative,” said Dr. Harriet Feldman, former dean of the Lienhard School of Nursing who is currently the university’s interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

Joining Forces is not Pace’s first foray into military treatment. During Feldman’s tenure as dean, Pace was one of 12 nursing programs that participated in the Veterans Affairs Nursing Academy.

“Our veterans have given their all in support of countless missions, and we owe them the opportunity to be whole again, in body, mind and spirit,” said Feldman, who plans on working on the initiative closely with Dr. Gerrie Colombraro, the school’s interim dean.

Much of the initiative will focus on combating “invisible wounds” from war such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and depression. According to Joining Forces, the mental health disorders impact approximately one in six American troops returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Obama launched Joining forces with Biden in April 2011 and plans to have the lesson plans integrated into the nursing schools, including Pace, by 2014. On Wednesday night, Obama appeared on The Colbert Report to discuss the initiative on its one-year anniversary.

“Jill Biden and I started this initiative to make sure that this country, which is a grateful nation, that we make sure we do whatever we can to honor the service of our troops, our veterans and their families,” Obama said on the program.

via Pace Nurses Join Forces With Michelle Obama | The Daily Pleasantville.