23rd Annual Estelle Osborne Recognition Ceremony
Estelle Massey Osborne (1901-1981) was the first African American nurse to receive a master’s degree, be elected to the American Nurses Association Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of the American Journal of Nursing, and appointed as a faculty member at what is now NYU College of Nursing. In recognition of her extraordinary leadership, the College of Nursing presents Certificates of Recognition to alumni who have advanced the professional development of nurse colleagues, served as role models, and actively participated in professional nursing organizations.
The 2013 Estelle Osborne Certificate of Recognition will be presented to Beverly H. Bonaparte PhD ‘77, MA ‘73, RN, ANP, FAAN. Dr. Beverly H. Bonaparte is Professor and Dean, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies and is a sought-after international nursing and health care consultant. She earned her master’s and PhD at New York University and has held tenured professorial appointments at NYU, Pace University, and Teacher’s College at Columbia University. In 2004-2005, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of the West Indies, School of Nursing in Jamaica. Founder of her own US based international health care consulting firm, she has earned a reputation for managing complex organizations during times of crisis by providing interim leadership until a permanent administrator can be identified and appointed. Prior to starting her own company, Dr. Bonaparte headed the Corporate Nursing Division at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Dr. Bonaparte has also served as Chairperson of the Master’s Nursing Program at New York University and Director of the Phebe Hospital, Public Health Outreach Program in Liberia, West Africa.
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