William Rosa

2017 cohort, University of Pennsylvania
William Rosa, MS, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN, AHN-BC, CCRN-CMC, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, is interested in the lived experiences of patients confronting advanced serious illness and the capacity of palliative care interventions to alleviate patient-identified suffering. Rosa plans to research the navigation experience of cancer patients in the outpatient setting receiving disease-directed treatment as it relates to their relationships with symptom management, community resources, and other patient-identified priorities.

He earned his BSN from New York University and his MSN from Hunter College. He is a graduate of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Palliative Care Fellowship.

Rosa has worked as an ICU nurse, clinical and academic educator, global health nurse in Rwanda, East Africa, and currently as a palliative care nurse practitioner. He the editor of two books on leadership and global health, and has authored more than 150 book chapters and articles. He has been recognized with numerous awards, most recently as one of America’s Most Amazing Nurses by The Doctors TV Show and Prevention magazine. Billy has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s 2017 Rising Stars in Nursing and received the 2017 international Daniel J. Pesut Spirit of Renewal Award from Sigma Theta Tau International. Billy serves on the US Advisory Board for the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, the national Nominating Committee for the American Holistic Nurses Association, the Program Improvement Workgroup for the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the editorial board for the Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing. He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and will be inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) in 2018.

Rosa lives part-time between New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA.