September 7, 2021

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Caroline Dorsen Inducted into the American Academy of Nursing’s Class of 2021 Fellows


Community Healthcare Network (CHN) – a New York City network of 14 federally qualified health centers – congratulates its Board Vice President Caroline Dorsen (PhD, FNP), for being inducted into the American Academy of Nursing’s 2021 Class of Fellows.

Dorsen currently serves as Associate Dean at Rutgers School of Nursing and Associate Professor at Rutgers School of Public Health, and now ranks as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a society that honors nursing’s most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice, and research.

Throughout her 20-year career, in addition to her work as an educator and a director of Family Nurse Practitioner practices, Dorsen served as a researcher and a prominent leader in national organizations, informing and influencing nursing education, standards of care, and health policy. Dorsen has shown overall commitment to awareness of health disparities, promotion of health justice, and amplification of the nursing voice, with a distinguishing commitment to the healthcare of people in the LGBTQ+ community.

“Dorsen is a fierce advocate for health equity and nurse practitioner advancement,” says Evelyn Addo-Wallace, CHN’s Director of Advanced Practice Nursing and Medical Director. “Being named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing is a much-deserved achievement.”

“Caroline Dorsen is an invaluable asset to Community Healthcare Network – and to the entire health care community,” said Robert M. Hayes, CHN’s President and CEO.

About Community Healthcare Network
Community Healthcare Network, otherwise known as CHN, is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) that provides critical access to primary care, dental, nutrition, behavioral health, and social services for 80,000 individuals annually in New York City. Across its 14 health centers, CHN cares for individuals of all ages, regardless of ability to pay.

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