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is to convene alliances and develop programs around clinical, and policy measures to improve the quality of life for underserved, underprivileged, and underrepresented at-risk populations. We achieve our mission through education, research, and policy implications as these programs highlight the impact of the nursing shortage and leadership in the United States and its territories.
C. Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN – President

Catherine Alicia Georges is an educator, practitioner and community activist. Alicia, as she is known to most people, is currently Chairperson of the Department of Nursing at Lehman College of the City University of New York. Dr. Georges has worked in various professional roles in New York City. A sought after speaker, Dr. Georges has spoken on nursing and health care issues throughout the United States, Africa, South America, Europe and the Caribbean. A formidable leader, she is committed to eliminating disparities and improving the health of minorities and the disadvantaged. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Georges has assumed numerous leadership roles in education, the community and the political/ policy making arena. Dr. Georges was the fifth president of the National Black Nurses Association and now serves as the president of the National Black Nurses Foundation. Dr. Georges served on the US Department of Health and Human Service Advisory Council on Nursing Education and Practice and has served on the New York State Governor’s Health Care Advisory Board and is past president of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS). Further, Dr. Georges formerly served as Vice Chair of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Inc.

Dr. Georges is widely published in journals such as Image, Nursing Leadership Forum, Nursing Administration Quarterly, Ethnicity & Disease, and the Journal of the National Black Nurses Association. Dr. Georges holds licenses to practice nursing in the states of New York, New Jersey and the US Virgin Islands.

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