2014 Hall of Fame Award
This prestigious award recognizes an individual’s lifelong commitment to the field of nursing
and its impact on the health and/or social history of the U.S.
Robert V. Piemonte, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN
Robert V. Piemonte has had a distinguished and extraordinarily diverse nursing career;
his commitment to the advancement of nursing has led to the transformation and
implementation of the highest standards in the nursing profession.
In 2008, Dr. Piemonte was recognized as a “living legend” by the American Academy of Nursing
and has dedicated his life’s work to ensuring that the nursing profession has a strong foundation
for future nurses.
Dr. Piemonte promoted the development of nursing students, as executive director of the
National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) from 1985 to 1996. He was the first man with
a doctorate in nursing to lead the organization. During his term, membership in NSNA doubled
from 20,000 to 40,000.
Dr. Piemonte also served as executive director of the New Jersey State Nurses Association from
1978 to 1980 and has held leadership positions with the American Nurses Association (ANA).
He has held several leadership positions in nursing service administration, including with the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation. While serving in these, Dr. Piemonte was also an educator for several colleges’ and universities’ nursing programs. He strived to enhance
nursing education and was a strong advocate for developing curricula that would take nursing to the next level.
Throughout his career, Dr. Piemonte has received numerous honorary and prestigious awards, including ANA’s Honorary Recognition and
Luther Christman Awards and the R. Louise McManus Medal from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Additionally, he has been recognized for his contributions to nursing by New York University and Villanova University and has received alumni
achievement awards from Columbia University and Long Island University.
Dr. Piemonte currently serves in various roles, including as a member of the New York University College of Nursing Advisory Board, chair of
the American Academy of Nursing Development Committee and chair of the Individual Gifts Committee of the National League for Nursing.
His commitment to the nursing profession will continue to
enrich nursing scholarship and literature across the nation.
Dr. Piemonte’s distinguished and diverse career has
spanned more than five decades and has advanced
nursing education and the profession.