Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Dr. Pamela Cipriano is the 35th president of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the nation’s largest nurses organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.4 million registered nurses.
A distinguished nursing leader, Dr. Cipriano has held executive positions in health care systems, academia and national professional organizations in her career. In 2015, she was named one of the “Top 100 People in Healthcare” and one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare,” both by Modern Healthcare magazine.
Prior to becoming ANA president, Dr. Cipriano was senior director for health care management consulting at Galloway Advisory by iVantage. She has served in faculty and leadership positions at the University of Virginia (UVA) since 2000, and currently holds a faculty appointment as research associate professor at the UVA School of Nursing.
Dr. Cipriano is known nationally as a strong advocate for health care quality, and has served on a number of boards and committees for high-profile organizations, including the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission. Dr. Cipriano was the 2010-11 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute of Medicine.
A longtime member, Dr. Cipriano has been active in ANA at the national and state levels. In addition to serving two terms on the ANA Board of Directors, she was the recipient of the association’s 2008 Distinguished Membership Award for her outstanding contributions to ANA. In addition, she was the inaugural editor-in-chief of American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association, from 2006-14. Dr. Cipriano is a member of the Virginia Nurses Association.
Dr. Cipriano holds a PhD in executive nursing administration from the University of Utah College of Nursing, a master of nursing degree in physiological nursing from the University of Washington, and a bachelor of science in nursing degree from American University. She was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as a fellow in 1991.
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