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.

Debra A. Toney, PhD, RN, FAAN

Toney-D.jpgDebra A. Toney, PhD, RN, FAAN, recently received the 2017 Life Time Achievement Award from the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) for outstanding contributions to nursing. Dr. Toney is a past president of NBNA and a former board member of the American Academy of Nursing.  Inducted into the Academy in 2007, she currently is a member of the Quality Health Care Expert Panel.

Dr. Toney is the Director of Quality Management at Nevada Health Centers. She is also a member of the Nurses on Boards Coalition where she serves as a project lead to increase the number of nurses on community and corporate boards.