Erin Hartnett


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Erin Hartnett

Director, Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP)

1 212 998 5288

433 First Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Erin Hartnett, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, FAAN is the Program Director of the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) Program. This unique high-impact national initiative addresses oral health, a critical population health issue, and a Healthy People 2020 leading health indicator. As Program Director, Hartnett has developed, implemented, and evaluated a replicable model for integrating interprofessional oral health competencies through faculty, preceptor, and clinician development and curriculum integration in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs, as well as establishing “best practices” in clinical settings. 

Hartnett plays a national leadership role in promoting oral health in the local, national, and global communities. She developed interprofessional community oral health programs in the Bronx at RAIN Senior Centers and is a co-investigator for the Comparative Effectiveness of School-Based Caries Prevention Programs for Children in Underserved, Low Income, Hispanic Communities which provides dental services to 60 schools in the Bronx. Hartnett has developed a national oral health education program for the National League of Nursing and the Nurse Family Partnership. Her numerous oral health products are promoted by many leading nursing organizations (NLN, AACN, NAPNAP, OADN, ACNM). She has assisted the Alaska Primary Care Association and a Global Oral Health Scholar from Tanzania to develop culturally sensitive oral health programs. Her expertise in oral health has been recognized internationally as the keynote speaker for the launch of the Australian Network for Integration of Oral Health in Melbourne and as Honorary Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Western Sydney University. 

Hartnett is a pediatric nurse practitioner with extensive clinical experience in pediatric and adolescent primary care and pediatric neuro-oncology. She continues to share her pediatric expertise by teaching in the NYU Rory Meyers pediatric nurse practitioner program. Prior to coming to NYU Meyers, she specialized in pediatric neuro-oncology at NYU Langone Hassenfeld Center for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders. In addition to caring for children being treated for brain tumors, she developed a Long-Term Follow-Up Program for survivors of pediatric brain tumors, initiated and coordinated the pediatric oncology dental program, collaborated on a national and an international tissue donation program, and imported the first Cuban manufactured drug to the US for use in pediatric brain tumors. Hartnett was chosen as a member of the first Oncology Nursing Delegation to Cuba where she presented to the Havana pediatric oncology team.
She was invited to be an Associate Editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing with her own column Oncology Essentials where she mentored and focused on featuring new nursing authors.

Hartnett’s longtime commitment as an experienced public service volunteer includes being a Board Member of the Friends of Channel Thirteen where she led an initiative to partner PBS Learning Media specialists with NYC hospital schoolteachers to develop exciting teaching methods and share PBS resources with teachers of hospitalized children. Hartnett also serves on the National Dental Association (NDA) Editorial Advisory Board and NDA Interprofessional Student Leaders National (IPSL) Advisory Committee. The NDA goals are to improve the delivery of oral health care in underserved communities and improve the educational opportunities of minorities underrepresented in the oral health field. Hartnett works with the NDA IPSL to develop a program uniquely suited for minority student leaders to strengthen the health leadership pipeline dedicated to diversity health equity as a matter of social justice. Hartnett was invited to be a founding member of the White House COVID-19 Community Corp which was launched by VP Kamala Harris and Surgeon General Murthy in April 2021.  This is a nationwide, grassroots network of trusted community leaders to increase vaccine confidence as part of the COVID-19 public education campaign. Hartnett was also invited to be a member of the White House Health Group on Vaccine Confidence. Hartnett is a member of the Medical Reserve Corps and administers the COVID vaccine in Monmouth County and at Xavier Mission NYC for the underserved.

MA, Irish Studies - NYU (2021)
DNP - NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
MSN/PNP - Seton Hall University
MS - Wagner College
BSN - Georgetown University

Oral-systemic health
Primary care

AAPD Inter-professional Study of Oral Health in Primary Care Advisory Board
American Academy of Nursing
American Nurses Association
Association of Public Television Stations’ Advocacy Council
Association of Public Television Stations’ Leadership Council
DOHMH Oral Health Task Force
Eastern Research Nursing Society
Medical Reserve Corps
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
National Dental Association (NDA) Editorial Advisory Board
National Inter-professional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH)
National League for Nursing
National Oral Health Alliance
National Organization for Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia (NOHAP)
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
NDA Inter-professional Student Leaders National Advisory Committee
New York Academy of Medicine
North American Chapter of the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future Expert Panel
Oncology Nursing Society
Public Broadcasting System Board of Friends of THIRTEEN, Inc.
Sigma Theta Tau Upsilon Chapter
White House COVID-19 Community Corp Founding Member
White House Health Group on Vaccine Confidence

Faculty Honors Awards

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (2020)
Honorary Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Western Sydney University (2019)
American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner (2019)
Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine (2019)
Outstanding Achievement for Oncology Nursing Education of Patient/Family Education Award (2018)
Georgetown University Outstanding Alumna Award (2017)
Irish Educator 100 Award (2016)
Irish Educator 100 Award (2015)
Maes-MacInnes Award, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing (2014)
Excellence in Advancing Nursing Practice Award, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2012)
Advanced Practice Award, NYU Langone Medical Center (2012)
Tribute to Nurses Innovation Award, New York Times (2012)
Survivor Alert Project (2007)
Tribute to Nurses Honorable Mention, New York Times (2006)


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