Rosanne Raso, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FAONL

Executive Healthcare Leader
Editor-in-Chief, Nursing Management, the Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership
Assistant Adjunct Professor

Rosanne Raso is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Nursing Management, a trusted resource for frontline leaders with a global circulation and is a member of the Core Leadership Team of the Marian
K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy. Previously she was the Chief Nursing Officer for the Magnet®-designated NewYork-Presbyterian’s Weill Cornell campus, a top-ten hospital in the United States, the Chief Integration Officer for NYU Langone-Brooklyn, and the Nurse Executive at Lenox Hill Hospital. As an experienced nurse executive, Rosanne is a national leader in improving the practice environment for staff, enhancing patient safety, and advancing nurse leadership.

Her contributions to nursing are numerous. Dr. Raso authors rousing monthly editorials and has over 150 publications with over 500 citations. She was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in November 2018 and as a fellow of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) in January 2021, and was recently elected to AONL’s board. Dr. Raso’s ongoing published research is primarily regarding relational leadership and healthy work environments.

Raso graduated from Staten Island Community College and began her nursing career as a critical care nurse. She earned her BSN from the State University of New York at Albany, an MS in nursing from Wagner College in Staten Island and her DNP from Case Western Reserve University. She was the chief nursing officer for over 20 years in several hospitals in the New York metro area. With her extensive experience in nursing and nurse leadership, she has lectured throughout New York, the United States and internationally.

Throughout her career she has received numerous awards and recognitions including the Partner in Patient Safety award from Precision Dynamics Corporation and Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare, a New York State Legislation Resolution for her nursing leadership from State Senator Golden, the Phoenix Award from the New York Organization for Nursing Leadership (NYONL), a New York State Nurse of Distinction Award from The New York Hospital, and Lifetime Membership from the New York City Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).

Dr. Raso is an adjunct assistant professor for both Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She was the co- founder and past president of the Brooklyn Nursing Partnership, a collaboration of education and practice leaders focused on increasing nursing capacity in Kings County, NY. Ms. Raso is a past president of NYONL, the New York City Chapter AACN and the Greater New York Nassau Suffolk chapter of NYONL. She has been appointed to committees of AONL, the American Academy of Nursing and AACN.

Her board work includes Nurses Education Funds Inc. (NEF), a national non-profit organization dedicated to furthering graduate nursing education. She has created an NEF scholarship in perpetuity in memory of her brother, Philip D. Raso.