Launette Woolforde, EdD, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, FAAN
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Presenter Bio

Dr. Launette Woolforde has served in various roles in the clinical setting in medicine, surgery, and critical care; as well as in the academic setting as a professor at several schools of nursing. Currently, Launette is Vice President for Nursing Education and Professional Development for Northwell Health and Asst. Professor at the Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine. She oversees a broad scope of strategic efforts and education programming that impact the health systems 17,000+ nurses and countless other healthcare team members. 

Launette is passionate about education and earned numerous degrees including a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University as well as a Doctor of Education from Columbia University, Teachers College.  She co-led Northwell Health in its journey toward successful designation from the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in 2012, making Northwell the first health system to earn this designation. She went on to serve two terms on the Board at the National League for Nursing (NLN)..

Launette was a contributing author to the 2016 Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development and the recipient of the 2017 Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) Belinda Puetz award. She also served on the ANPD Board where she established and led its Diversity Task Force.

Launette was recipient of the 2019 International Founder's Award from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing and she was named the 2019 NPD National Certified Nurse of the Year by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She is a Columbia University, Teachers College Hall of Fame inductee, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and Fellow of the esteemed American Academy of Nursing.