Scholars

Each of these nurses is poised to become an exemplary nurse leader who will transform health care in communities and nationwide, help build a Culture of Health, and inspire the next generation of nurses.

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Shoshana Aronowitz
2016 cohort, University of Pennsylvania

Shoshana Aronowitz, BA, MSN, FNP-BC, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, is interested in mental health, trauma, substance abuse and the criminal justice system.

She earned her BA from McGill University and her MSN from University of Vermont.

Aronowitz has worked as an RN at a substance abuse clinic and on a buprenorphine clinical trial in Burlington, VT. She has also worked as an FNP at Planned Parenthood of North Country New York and Soteria Vermont. Her master’s thesis, which focused on the experiences of individuals who lost access to medication-assisted treatment for opiate abuse when they were incarcerated, was published in the Journal of Correctional Healthcare.

Aronowitz lives in Philadelphia, PA.

Faith Atte
2014 cohort, Villanova University

Faith Ikarede Atte, RN, MSN, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, at the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, is interested in understanding the impact of stigma towards the mentally ill. The mentally ill are not only faced with the debilitating symptoms of mental illness but they also have to deal with the misconception and stereotypic views of the public towards them.

She earned her Associate Degree from Burlington County College, Bachelor Degree in Nursing from Thomas Edison State College and her Masters in Nursing from Villanova University.

Atte works at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital in Trenton NJ as a Charge Nurse and Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit as a staff nurse.

Atte lives in Willingboro, NJ.

Christine Bader
2015 cohort, University of Pennsylvania

Christine Bader, MS, BSN, RN, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar at the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, is interested in conducting translational research furthering evidence-based practice that can be rapidly applied to the clinical setting. There is an urgent need in the United States to promote a common standard for measuring health care outcomes, to enable rapid adoption of proven practices, help reduce unwanted variation, and improve the coordination of care over time and across treatment venues. More specifically, Bader is interested in helping people who have sustained major extremity trauma through measuring pain and behavioral health outcomes during transitions of care and through rehabilitation and reintegration.

Bader earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pennsylvania State University, and her Master of Science from the California College of Health Sciences.

Bader is a nurse executive professional with experience in a variety of settings within the Department of Defense, including executive leadership, health care policy, clinical medicine/surgery, and community/public health. She is an American Nurses Credentialing Center board certified nurse executive.

Bader lives in McLean, VA.

Jessica Badillo
2017 cohort, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Jessica Badillo, MSN, RN, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist with an interest in attacking the global burden of Acute surgical disease by implementing strategies to introduce Advance Practice Nurses as interprofessional leaders in Latin America.

She earned her bacchalaurete degree from Universidad Metropolitana, Recinto de Aguadilla and her two master's degree from EDP University, Recinto de San Sebastian.

Badillo worked for six years as an emergency room nurse in Hospital Perea at Mayaguez, PR. During this time she completed an internship at Massachussetts General Hospital in the trauma/acute surgical division under the supervision of the trauma program manager. She is also member of a surgical team who travels annually to Cuba to promote and educate nurses and physicians on the advances of trauma, acute care and nurse leadership and empowerment.

Badillo lives in Newark, New Jersey.