SFU Nursing Chair Elected to AACN Board Appointment

Department of Nursing | 02/21/2024

In February 2024, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) elected the Saint Francis Univesity Nursing Department chair, Rita Trofino, DNP, MNEd, RN, to serve a two-year term on its Board of Directors.

With over 35 years of experience as a nurse educator, Dr. Trofino has also served the larger healthcare community through her work with the Pennsylvania Higher Education Nursing Schools Association (PHENSA), Cambria Regional Chamber, and the American Heart Association.

She was honored with PHENSA’s Distinguished Colleague Award in 2021. With previous service on the AACN Board, her volunteer work with the association includes

  • service as chair and member of the Nominating Committee,
  • member of the Membership Committee, and
  • member of the Organizational Leadership Network Steering Committee.

She has been a mentor in the New Dean Mentor Program and is a site visitor for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

About the Nursing Portfolio at SFU

Our comprehensive suite of undergraduate and graduate nursing programs offered through the Department of Nursing position science, healthcare practice and ethics at the core of the nursing curriculum at every level of study.