Shira Winter

2016 cohort, University of California, San Francisco
Shira Winter, BSN, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, intends to study how the advanced practice nursing workforce interacts with the healthcare system in community settings. Patients’ ability to access healthcare services in the community has the potential to decrease barriers to access, change cost, and influence healthcare outcomes for vulnerable populations. Primary care services are increasingly being delivered by APRNs in clinics situated in the community, such as retail clinics, school health centers, and specialized community health centers. Winter plans to investigate the geographic, financial, political, and social variables that impact care delivery in these settings.

Winter earned her Bachelor of Arts in Modern Middle East Studies from Yale University, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions (MGHIHP) in Boston.

Winter was a teaching assistant in Community Health and Nursing Practice courses at the MGHIHP. She also assisted faculty with research related to HIV health literacy, use of simulation in psychiatric mental health nursing education, the nurse practitioner workforce, and global health nursing. She has worked as a nursing assistant at Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge, MA, as a Medication Reconciliation Intern at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Emergency Department in Boston, and as a volunteer camp nurse at Camp Kesem, MIT.

Winter lives in San Francisco, CA.