William Paterson University Nursing Professor Named 2016 American Academy of Nursing Fellow
Leo-Felix M. Jurado, associate professor of nursing, is one of 164 nurse leaders from across the U.S. and ten other countries selected for the honor based on outstanding contributions to nursing and health care
Leo-Felix M. Jurado
Leo-Felix M. Jurado, an associate professor of nursing at William Paterson University, has been named a 2016 American Academy of Nursing Fellow. Jurado is one of 164 nurse leaders from across the U.S. and ten other countries selected for the honor based on their outstanding contributions to nursing and health care, including their influence on health care policies.
Honorees will be inducted during a ceremony at the academy’s annual policy conference to be held from October 20 to 22, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Jurado is a nurse educator, nurse administrator, advanced practice nurse, and community leader with three decades of professional nursing experience. He has served as president of the New Jersey Board of Nursing, president of the Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey, and president of the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA), and currently serves on that organization’s board as a Parliamentarian. He has received numerous awards that recognize his leadership and expertise in nursing education including the Nursing Excellence Award in Education from the New Jersey State Nurses Association and the DON exceptional leadership award from the Institute of Nursing. His research interests include foreign-educated nurses, health care disparities, men in nursing, and men’s health.
In addition to his service to many professional organizations, he has demonstrated his commitment to the welfare of foreign-educated nurses (FENs) through his long-standing involvement with the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA). His doctoral dissertation focused on the "Social Construction of Filipino nurses in the Philippines and as Foreign-Educated Nurses in the United States." During his tenure as president of PNAA, he established the Journal of Nursing Practice Applications & Reviews of Research; organized the PNAA Forum of Nurses in Advanced Practice; and founded a village for the homeless in the Philippines which now has grown to 50 homes, among many other significant accomplishments.