Jonas Center Senior Advisor Brigadier General (Ret.) William Bester Delivers Keynote Address at 2013 New York University College of Nursing Graduation

New York University College of Nursing is pleased to announce its Graduation Ceremony will take place on May 20, 2013, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, at the New York City Center, 131 West 55th Street, New Amsterdam Theatre in NYC. William T. Bester, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Brigadier General (RET), Senior Advisor, Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program, will deliver the keynote graduation address. Eileen Sullivan-Marx, Dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of NYUCN will present Brigadier General Bester with the Agnes and Rosemary Ludden Award for Innovative Nursing Practice in recognition of exemplary leadership as an innovator of nursing practice.

“Brigadier General Bester is an inspiration to all nurses and particularly our graduates who have their full nursing careers ahead of them,” said Sullivan-Marx. His stellar career stands as a testimony to the commitment, engagement, and dedication that nurses bring to every moment and situation where need arises. At NYU College of Nursing, we prepare our graduates in the care and support of veterans and their families and are thrilled to have Brigadier General Bester speak to the remarkable Class of 2013.”

NYUCN will be granting a total of 659 degrees: 443 Baccalaureate Degrees; 193 Master’s Degrees; eight (8) Advanced Certificates; four (4) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees; and 11 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Research and Theory Development Degrees.


Additional awardees include:

The Helen Manzer Award is being awarded to Lieutenant General Patricia D. Horoho in recognition of exemplary leadership on behalf of the health of the nation; the Distinguished Clinical Colleague Award is being presented to Dr. Carol Porter DNP, RN, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, Mount Sinai Hospital in recognition of outstanding clinical leadership; the Humanitarian Award is being presented to Dr. Catherine Taylor Foster PhD, RN, 1974 NYU Alumna, Army Nurse, Fulbright Senior Scholar, Peace Corps Volunteer in recognition of outstanding humanitarian efforts on behalf of professional nursing.  Read more