Teachers College Columbia University , Other , 1989
Teachers College, Columbia University , Other , 1987
Mercy College , MS , 1986
Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing , BS , 1971

Expertise: Related: Teaching Interests:

History of Nursing; Public Health Nursing; Nursing Education; Leadership; Integrating History into the Curriculum; and Primary Health Care, Theory development

Key Topics

• Historical Background in Nursing • Higher Education • The Role of Nurses • Public Health • Nursing Political Activism • Racism in the United States and in Nursing - how this affects populations • Nursing Engagement in Political Change • Diversity and Inclusivity

Dr. Lewenson integrates nursing’s rich history into her work as professor of nursing. She weaves her love of nursing history into her courses including those on decision-making, nursing education, and nursing history. She has been the recipient of the Outstanding Scholarship and Research Award from Teachers College, Columbia University, inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Alumni Association of Hunter College, and received the American Association for the History of Nursing Lavinia Dock Award for Historical Scholarship and Research in Nursing for her seminal work, Taking Charge: Nursing, Suffrage, and Feminism in America, 1873-1920. She won two American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards in 2008 for Capturing Nursing History: A Guide to Historical Methods in Research and Decision-Making in Nursing: Thoughtful Approaches for Practice. Her colleagues at Pace University awarded her the 2008-2009 Keenan Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Lewenson received the AAHN Mary M. Roberts Award for 2013 Nursing Interventions Through Time: History as Evidence and the AAHN President's Award for Outstanding Service. Dr. Lewenson is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Has published 11 books

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