Eloise Cathcart


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Eloise Cathcart


Clinical Associate Professor
Program Director, Nursing Administration

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Eloise Cathcart's additional information

Eloise Cathcart is the director of the Nursing Administration Program and a clinical associate professor at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Her scholarly work focuses on the description of experientially acquired knowledge, skill, and ethics embedded in nurse manager practice. She frequently provides consultation to healthcare organizations in the use of Patricia Benner’s methodology of practice articulation to develop clinical and administrative nursing practice. She is the author of several publications and frequently speaks about leadership and knowledge development in clinical and executive nursing practice.

Prior to joining NYU Meyers, Cathcart served as the executive director of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and interim chief operating officer at the National League for Nursing. She was the clinical specialist for Primary Nursing and Cardiovascular Nursing at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, after which she developed and taught the Graduate Program in Cardiovascular Nursing at Boston University. She was also the director of Intensive Care and Emergency Programs at Children’s Hospital in Boston and vice president for Nursing at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine. 

Cathcart earned her MSN from Catholic University of America and BSN from Boston College.


MSN - Catholic University of America
BSN - Boston College
Diploma - Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing

Nursing workforce
Nursing administration

American Academy of Nursing
American Nurses Association
American Organization of Nurse Executives
Council for Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing
New York Organization of Nurse Executives
National League for Nursing

Faculty Honors Awards

Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (2011)
Distinguished Service Award, Northeastern University School of Nursing
National League for Nursing President’s Award


After the surge: How leaders promote healing and growth

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The new nurse manager survival guide Part 1

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The new nurse manager survival guide, part II

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Composing growth: Reflection

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Relational work: At the core of leadership

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The role of practical wisdom in nurse manager practice: Why experience matters

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A new window into nurse manager development: Teaching for the practice

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The attending nurse: An evolving model for integrating nursing education and practice

Fulmer, T., Cathcart, E., Glassman, K., Budin, W., Naegle, M., & Van Devanter, N. (2011). Open Nursing Journal, 5, 9-13. 10.2174/1874434601105010009
The discipline of nursing continues to evolve in keeping with the dramatic expansion of scientific knowledge, technology, and a concomitant increase in complexity of patient care in all practice settings. Changing patient demographics require complex planning for co-morbidities associated with chronic diseases and life-saving advances that have altered mortality in ways never before imagined. These changes in practice, coupled with findings from sophisticated nursing research and the continuous development of new nursing knowledge, call for realignments of the relationships among academic faculty in schools of nursing, advanced practice nurse administrators, and staff nurses at the forefront of practice. This article offers a model designed to bridge the gaps among academic settings, administrative offices and the euphemistic "bedsides" where staff nurses practice. Here we describe the nurse attending model in place at the New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) and provide qualitative data that support progress in our work.

The making of a nurse manager: The role of experiential learning in leadership development

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The role of the chief nursing officer in leading the practice: Lessons from the benner tradition

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