Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Fernea Moyo, MSN, RN,FNP-BC

Pace University
DNP Student

Ms. Fernea Moyo has been a nurse for 33 years. She received a diploma in psychiatric nursing in 1985, which has proven to be one of the most valuable as she relies on this training in interacting with patients, colleagues, managers, subordinates, and her children. It sustained her resolve as an immigrant 22 years ago, not to give up the nursing profession as so many immigrants have had to do. She became a certified midwife in Zimbabwe in 1988 and has spent 25 years working as a Midwife and labor and delivery nurse. As a Midwife in Zimbabwe, she formed a support group for teenage mothers, some as young as 13, and helped them return to school to improve their lives. She is a believer that empowering women empowers families and communities, leading to better health and economic outcomes. She received a Bachelor of Science in community health in 2004 and a Master’s of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2008. She has worked at New York Presbyterian Hospital for the last 18 years and currently works as a Nurse Practitioner on a medical/surgical amenities unit. These varied practice experiences have helped her excel in evidence-based practice and the management of a culturally diverse patient population has expanded her scope in global health. One of her greatest professional accomplishments have been precepting/mentoring countless nurses over the years, enabling them to practice to their fullest potential. Among her past mentees are professors, managers/nurse leaders, researchers and many distinguished nurses.