Mount Sinai’s Chief Nursing Officer Selected to Attend the Global Nursing Leadership Institute

Dr. Carol Porter of Mount Sinai was among 30 select nurses to participate in the Global Nursing Leadership Institute

New York, NY
 – September 20, 2010 /Press Release/  –– 

Carol Porter, DNP, RN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), of The Mount Medical Center, and Associate Dean of Nursing Research and Education, at Mount Sinai School of Medicine was among 30 select nurses from around the world invited to participate in the second annual Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI) held in Geneva, Switzerland, September 11-17. The conference, sponsored by the International Council of Nurses (ICN), is designed for nurses in senior or executive positions in both developed and emerging nations.

As CNO of Mount Sinai, Dr. Porter has overseen the recent establishment of the Center for Nursing Research and Education within the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Global Health Program, the re-designation of Mount Sinai as a Magnet facility, a prestigious award for nursing excellence given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to fewer than six percent of the nation’s hospitals, and the establishment of a successful labor management partnership with the nursing department.

At the conference, Dr. Porter shared best practices with the other participants, learned the global health care needs of different countries, and identified the role that Mount Sinai can play in assisting other countries in developing nurse practitioner (NP) programs that are modeled after Mount Sinai’s.

“Many countries are interested in learning about our Nurse Practitioner program and would like to work with us,” said Dr. Porter. “Nursing at Mount Sinai is held in high esteem globally, and we have a great opportunity to mentor nurses worldwide. We can provide guidance in establishing the nurse practitioner role in their countries.”

ICN represents nurses from 130 countries, and aims to advance nurses and nursing worldwide, and to influence health policy. The GNLI seeks to foster those goals by bringing together nurse leaders in an atmosphere of collaboration where leadership styles are analyzed and studied, a deeper understanding of global health care is gained, and lasting international relationships are formed with the GNLI faculty and participants.

GNLI participants came from a cross section of nursing roles: health service organizations, academic institutions, national nurses associations, regulatory bodies, and national departments or Ministries of Health.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of few medical schools embedded in a hospital in the United States. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 15 institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institute of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report. The school received the 2009 Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital among the nation’s top 20 hospitals based on reputation, patient safety, and other patient-care factors. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 530,000 outpatient visits took place.

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