PHOTO: Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN

Harriet R. Feldman [ PhD, RN, FAAN ]

In November of 2023, Dr. Harriet Feldman rejoined the Nurses Educational Funds Board of Directors. Originally Dr. Feldman joined the NEF Board in 2001 until 2008 when she became a NEF Board Member Emeritus. During her initial board service, she served on the Nominating, Bylaws, Criteria and Eligibility Committees.

Dr. Feldman worked in clinical and academic settings throughout her career. Her most recent appointment was as Chief Wellness Officer at Pace University, where she worked between 1993 and 2023. Between 1993 and 2021 she held positions as Dean of the Lienhard School of Nursing, Dean of the College of Health Professions, Interim Dean of the School of Education, and Interim University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Prior to her employment at Pace, she held academic teaching and administrative positions at Fairleigh Dickinson University (1987-1993) and Adelphi University (1871-1984).

Among her many accomplishments she has been the editor of two nursing magazines, Nursing Leadership Forum and co-editor of Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice. She has also edited or co-edited 10 books, book chapters, and over 100 peer review publications. Dr. Feldman has held national leadership positions as a board member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (where she served two terms as board chair), and received more than 20 national, state, and local awards. A recent and among the most valued recognition was the naming of a building at Pace University, the Harriet R. Feldman Center for Doctoral Studies in Nursing.

Dr. Harriet R. Feldman graduated from Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing in 1965. She received her BS in Nursing (’68) and Master’s in Nursing/Clinical Nurse Specialist (1971) from Adelphi University. In 1984, she received her PhD in Nursing from New York University. She also completed two leadership programs at Harvard University.