Josephine Bolus , RN, MS, CNP, APRN-BC
Mrs. Bolus began her nursing career in 1971, receiving an AAS degree in Nursing from New York City Community College. She then served the Kings County Hospital Center patient community as a Staff Nurse in the Pediatric Emergency Room. In 1975, Mrs. Bolus completed the Kings County Hospital/State University of Health Science Center Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program and thereafter served as a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner until her retirement in 1997.
As a champion for the recognition of the vital role of nurses and their contribution to the delivery of health care, Mrs. Bolus pioneered the establishment of certification guidelines for the nurse practitioner in New York State. She also served as Preceptor for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner students at Columbia University and for Registered Nursing students at Kingsborough Community College.
Her post-retirement activities include: Founder, Retired RN Network; former Second Vice Chairperson of the Community Advisory Board at the Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; former Member, New York State Nurses Association; Member, NYS House of Delegates, American Nurses Association; Member, Brooklyn College Alumni Board; President, Brooklyn’s Canarsie Lions; Member, NYPD 69th Precinct Community Council; Usher and past President, Rosary Society of St. Jude’s Church. Mrs. Bolus also serves on all 10 of NYC Health + Hospitals board committees – namely, Audit, Capital, Executive, Equal Employment Opportunity, Finance, Quality Assurance, Medical & Professional Affairs/Information Technology; as well as Strategic Planning and Community Relations, which she chairs. Mrs. Bolus serves on the NYC Health + Hospitals Board as the City Council designee for Brooklyn.
In addition to her AAS, Mrs. Bolus also earned a Bachelors of Health Science from Brooklyn College and Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.