William Rosa, RN, MSN, CCRN-CMC, LMT
Critical care nurse educator, NYU Langone Medical Center, Manhattan
Rosas no-nonsense and big-picture approach helps him maintain a broader perspective on developing leadership skills. He has achieved two national certifications, one in adult critical care and the other in cardiac medicine. For his work, Rosa has been honored as the 2014 New York/New Jersey GEM Awards Rising Star winner.
He completed his masters degree in nursing with a 4.0 GPA, summa cum laude, while working full-time. In his four years at the bedside, he has climbed the clinical ladder from staff nurse to senior nurse clinician to nurse educator for critical care services. In addition to the compassion fatigue program he started at NYULMC, he sits on the nursing resuscitation committee and co-chairs the critical care practice council.
His website, HoldingHeartspace.org, is a community for nurses and other healers to celebrate and share stories of caring, healing and loving. He is enrolled in a six-month Caritas Coach Education Program offered by the Watson Caring Science Institute so he can foster transformational nursing education and advocate for continued nursing work environments that promote, protect and preserve human dignity. He recently has been invited to join the faculty of the Conscious Dying Institute, an organization whose mission is to restore death and dying to its natural place in the sacred circle of life by creating a wisdom-based culture of healing professionals across all healthcare settings who elevate the experience of end-of-life care.
Rosa also is running for a position on the board of directors of the International Association for Human Caring and is one of four nurses participating in a yearlong grant program from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses called the Clinical Scene Investigator Academy, which encourages nurses to take active leadership and administrative roles in changing culture around a given clinical concern, all while preparing for his NP national board certification.