College of Nursing News and Events Logo

Director of Ph.D. in Nursing Program Inducted as Fellow to New York Academy of Medicine for Scholarly Achievements  

Picture of Bonnie SturmBonnie Sturm, Ed.D., R.N. was recently inducted as a Fellow into the prestigious New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), based on her numerous scholarly achievements, one of which includes her mentorship of Ph.D. students. She is one of a select number of nurses to join the recently established Nursing Section of the Academy, done in support of evolving trends toward further developing inter-professional and team approaches to healthcare. The Nursing Section of the New York Academy of Medicine is currently just two and a half years old.

Professor Sturm was nominated by colleagues, her application reviewed and voted on by the board at the NYAM, and was then invited as a Fellow based on her academic scholarship, practice, and continued excellence in advancing education in the nursing profession. She was recognized for her work with the Forum on Inter-Collegiate Regional Events (FIRE), which does programs at the Academy two times per year. FIRE is a consortium of tri-state area PhD in nursing programs that currently includes: Seton Hall, Yale, NYU, Rutgers, Molloy, Adelphi, CUNY, and Columbia University. The main mission of FIRE is: "Planning ways to connect our PhD students for networking and collaboration." This Fall's program included a panel of recent PhD graduates and was designed by Professor Sturm along with a colleague from Columbia University to give current PhD students a taste of possible career trajectories following completion of the PhD in Nursing. The event included PhD students, involved faculty and a networking reception.

Professor Sturm, the moderator for this year's FIRE event, states, "Being inducted as a Fellow provides recognition of my efforts to mentor and support the development of Ph.D. in Nursing education. It also recognizes the importance of inter-professional collaboration to promote health and wellness today." She continues, "I believe that our Ph.D. students can benefit from connections with other students, mentors and universities, both currently, and in future work."

Established in 1847, The New York Academy of Medicine addresses health challenges facing New York City and the world's rapidly growing urban populations. This is accomplished through its Institute for Urban Health, home of interdisciplinary research, evaluation, policy and program initiatives; a world class historical medical library and its public programming in history, the humanities and the arts; and the Fellows program, a network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health. Current priorities are healthy aging, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities.

Bonnie A. Sturm, Ed.D., R.N. is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and director of the Ph.D. Program in Nursing. She received her Doctorate in Nursing Education from Columbia University, her Master's degree preparation in the Clinical Specialist role: Psychiatric Nursing from Hunter College, and her B.S.N. from Pace University. She has practiced nursing in areas of community health, end of life care, and psychiatric nursing. Sturm currently teaches M.S.N. and Ph.D. courses in ethics and in research and conducts research involving ethical issues in nursing, the ethical imperative of spiritual care, and the concept of dignity.

Further information the Ph.D. in Nursing Program may be found here.

Categories: Health and Medicine

For more information, please contact:

  • Michael Giorgio
  • (973) 275-4953