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Dr. Natalia Cineas To Be Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Dr. Cineas is one of 225 individuals selected to be inducted into the 2021 Class of Fellows

Aug 24, 2021

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that Chief Nurse Executive Natalia Cineas, DNP, RN, NEA-BC has been selected to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career in which their accomplishments are honored by their colleagues within and outside the profession. Fellows are selected based on their contributions and impact to advance the public’s health. Dr. Cineas is one of 225 individuals selected to be inducted into the 2021 Class of Fellows. In welcoming these Fellows, the Academy will be comprised of more than 2,900 nursing leaders who are experts in policy, research, administration, practice, and academia who champion health and wellness, locally and globally. Dr. Cineas became Chief Nurse Executive of the country’s largest public health system in March 2019.
“I am deeply honored to be selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and to join a select group of nurse leaders around the world in advancing the nursing profession,” said Dr. Cineas. “I am passionate about heightening the profile of public health nursing, and the key role that public health systems play in serving the needs of the most vulnerable and fragile members of our society. Being named a Fellow of the Academy will allow me to align my personal and professional goals as a public health nurse executive with the best practices of nursing internationally. Many of my own mentors throughout the years have been Fellows of the Academy, and I am committed to using my role as a Fellow to demonstrate exceptional leadership, unswerving commitment and fervent passion for nurses and nursing.”
“Congratulations are in order for Natalia, but her latest career milestone is not surprising,” said NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD. “Dr. Cineas has led our system’s nurses through challenging times during her tenure, but with steadfastness she led her workforce through those moments triumphally. We’re incredibly lucky to have her as a part of our public health system.”
Through a competitive, rigorous application process, the Academy’s Fellow Selection Committee, which is comprised of current Fellows, reviewed hundreds of applications to select the 2021 Fellows. Dr. Cineas was one of 225 individuals selected to be inducted into the 2021 Class of Fellows. The 2021 Fellows represent 38 states, the District of Columbia, and 18 countries.
Dr. Cineas directs more than 9,600 nurses, and more than 970 social workers, as well as planning, overseeing and evaluating all aspects of clinical operations, services and nurse education to ensure the delivery of quality, safe, standardized, and cost-effective nursing care to patients and the community at NYC Health + Hospitals.
Dr. Cineas previously held nursing leadership roles at as Deputy Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Director of Nursing at New York City’s Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital; and as Patient Care Director of Neurosurgery and the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit at Columbia University Medical Center New York Presbyterian Hospital.
She holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from George Washington University, a Master of Science in Management and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stony Brook University. In 2020 and 2021, she completed the Samuel H. and Maria Miller Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship program at Case Western Reserve University’s Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in Cleveland, one of just 11 nurse leaders selected for the inaugural class. She also is one of a select group of nurse executives participating in the Coldiron Senior Nurse Executive Fellowship Program at the Academy, in partnership with the American Nurses Association, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
The Academy is an honorific society that recognizes nursing’s most accomplished leaders in policy, research, practice, administration, and academia. Academy Fellows, from nearly 40 countries, hold a wide variety of roles influencing health care. Induction into the Fellowship represents more than recognition of one’s accomplishments within the nursing profession. Fellows contribute their collective expertise to the Academy, engaging with health leaders nationally and globally to improve health and achieve health equity by impacting policy through nursing leadership, innovation, and science.
Learn more about the Academy and visit the hybrid policy conference website for more details.