U.Va. nursing school dean elected International Council of Nurses president
Pamela Cipriano will begin her term on Nov. 4
University of Virginia School of Nursing Dean Pamela Cipriano was elected as the 29th president of the International Council of Nurses at the group’s Council of National Nursing Association Representatives on Oct. 6.
Cipriano, who is also the U.Va. Sadie Health Cabaniss Professor of Nursing, was president of the American Nurses Association from 2014 to 2018, serving two terms. She has served as the International Council of Nurses’ first vice president since 2017. In 2016, she was a public-sector adviser in the U.S. Delegation to the 69th World Health Assembly.
“Pam Cipriano is a passionate advocate for the profession of nursing,” U.Va. President Jim Ryan said in a statement. “I have no doubt that she will be an outstanding leader of the International Council of Nurses. This is a fitting honor for Pam, who is a nationally recognized leader and has made innumerable contributions to the field throughout her career.”
Cipriano will succeed Annette Kennedy when she begins her four-year term on Nov. 4.
Founded in 1899, the International Council of Nurses is a federation of more than 130 national nurses’ associations, representing more than 27 million nurses worldwide. The council works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies, the advancement of nursing knowledge and the presence worldwide of a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.