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Ilene Rattner, EdD, MS, MBA, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

EdD, Educational Leadership and Management, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PAMS Nursing Education, New York University, New York, NYMBA, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; BS, Nursing, Long Island University, NY; RN, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, PA


Prior to becoming a faculty member at the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing, my role was Director of Academic Clinical Affairs at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. As an administrator, I was a key contributor to short and long-range strategic planning, technology improvements, analysis of and compliance with CDC guidelines, HIPAA and electronic medical records. I received my doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management with a focus on Global and International Education from Drexel University. I have a special interest in opioid use and misuse, and completed my dissertation on Substance Use and Misuse Among Nursing Students: A Phenomenological Study. Accordingly, I established a substance use and misuse committee at Myers College of Nursing to facilitate the development and implementation of policies and guidelines for students and faculty.



Rattner, I. R. (2019). Substance use and misuse among nursing students: A phenomenological
(Order No. 13424189). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.

Hallas, D., Klar, R., Baldyga, J., Rattner, I., Waingortin, R., & Fletcher, J., (2019). Traditional    

            and nontraditional collaborations to improve population health using geospatial information system maps: Analysis of the opioid crisis. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 33(3), 309-322.

Lectures and Presentations



  1. Rattner, I. (2019). Substance Use and Misuse Among Nursing Students: A Phenomenological Study. ENRS 31st Annual Scientific Session 2019, Providence, Rhode Island.
  2. Rattner, I. (2018). Substance Use and Misuse Among Nursing Students: A Phenomenological Study. Qualitative Health Research Conference 2018, Halifax, Canada.
  3. Cayo, S., Pasklinsky, N., Fraioli, G., Rattner, I., Genee, J., Rodriguez, K., & Martinez, M. (2018). Clinical Faculty Orientation Using QSEN Competencies. 29th International Nursing Research Congress 2018-Sigma Theta Tau (Melbourne, Australia).


  • NYU University-Wide Violet Award for Administrative Excellence (2014-2015)
  • NYU Meyers College of Nursing Distinguished Administrator Award (2014 and 2019)


  • National League for Nursing  
  • Sigma Theta Tau International National Honor Society for Nursing
  • Eastern Nursing Research Society