Dean Pamela Cipriano - two-term American Nurses Association president and current first vice president of the International Council of Nurses - will deliver a lecture at the School of Nursing in honor of UVA's 2021 Global Week titled "Supporting the World's Nurses Supports Our Communities."
Cipriano's advocacy for the nursing profession is well-recognized. She is known nationally and internationally as a strong advocate for quality, growing nursing’s influence on healthcare policy, and leading efforts to advance the role and visibility of nurses. She served as a public-sector adviser in the U.S. Delegation to the 69th World Health Assembly in 2016, and is currently a candidate for president of the International Council of Nurses.
"Supporting the World's Nurses Supports Our Communities"An October 28 lecture by Dean Pamela Cipriano, first vice president of the International Council of Nurses
Cipriano’s more than 40-year career in nursing is also marked by a focus on improving the safety and efficiency of care by ensuring a healthy, safe, and supportive work environment and encouraging healthy behaviors to promote well-being. She has been a leader in the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience and was instrumental in advancing strategies to reduce regulatory burden and revamp electronic documentation to relieve clinicians of unnecessary work. Her recent work with the Collaborative focuses on mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of all clinicians by addressing the psychological safety and support for caregivers as well as reducing the stigma of seeking mental health care as primary prevention for burnout syndrome and depression. She also serves as an advisor to TIME’S UP Healthcare, which aims to eliminate sexual harassment and gender inequality in healthcare.
She has been repeatedly recognized for her exceptional leadership and contributions to the profession, including being a Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute of Medicine and being inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and earning its Healthcare Leader Award. She was named to Healthcare Global magazine's "top 10 women in healthcare for 2021," a “Top 100 Most Influential People in (U.S.) Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine for four consecutive years (2015 to 2018), and one of its “Top 25 Women in Healthcare” in 2015. Cipriano served as the inaugural editor of American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association, for eight years.
Cipriano's lecture - October 28, from 12-1 PM - will take place both in person in McLeod 5060 and via Zoom. Those wishing to tune into the lecture virtually should RSVP to Global Initiatives program manager Kathy McEldowney by October 27 for the link.