Featured Nurse Leader

The Academy's Featured Nurse Leader section showcases the transformative work of our fellows. If you have or know a fellow that has published work or has made a difference in their community please let us know.

Current Featured Nurse Leader

Eric Williams, DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN

Eric-Williams.jpgEric Williams, DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN, was selected as a 2018 Villager Award honoree. Sponsored by Afram Global Organization, Inc., the award recognizes African­ Americans who have been a source of empowerment and support, and have had an impact on reducing health, education, or socio­economic disparities.

Dr. Williams is the 12th president of the National Black Nurses Association, and the first male to hold the position. He is also assistant director of the Nursing Program at Santa Monica College, where his research interest is centered on the levels of cultural competence among nursing students.

Dr. Williams was inducted into the Academy in 2017