Rumay Alexander appointed to Nurse-Family Partnership Board of Directors

This is picture of nurse educator Dr. Rumay Alexander.Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Nurse-Family Partnership, a national, evidence-based home visiting program that serves first-time moms living in poverty.

“Rumay brings incredible expertise on building diversity understanding and inclusivity in the workplace and across the field of nursing, and will be an asset as we continue to recruit new, talented and diverse nurses to join our growing NFP programs across the U.S.,” said Roxane White, president and CEO of Nurse-Family Partnership. The Nurse-Family Partnership serves over 31,000 low-income, first-time moms in 43 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and six Tribal communities.

Dr. Alexander was also recently featured as an expert on the state of the nursing industry in a WalletHub.com article ranking the best and worst states for nurses. She cited faculty shortage and support for nurses practicing to their full scope of capability as two of the biggest issues facing nurses today. She also gave thoughts on the long-term outlook for the field, provided tips for recent nursing grads looking for a place to live and work, and listed ways that local governments and health systems can attract and retain high quality nurses. Read more, including input from all 13 nursing experts, in WalletHub’s 2015’s Best & Worst States for Nurses.