Bio

Yvette Conyers has taught in the University of Rochester School of Nursing’s Accelerated Programs for Non-Nurses and the RN to BS program as a clinical instructor/course coordinator for the past five years. She also works as a family nurse practitioner for Matrix Medical Network providing clinical assessments to members in their homes, identifying quality improvement activities, and planning individualized health care plans.

In addition to her teaching role, she participates in several university-wide committees, including the Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi Chapter, Council for Diversity and Inclusion, Leading with Integrity for Tomorrow (LIFT), Structural Racism Project for Agencies, and Student Bridge for Community Engagement (BRIDGES) committee. In 2017, she was awarded the School of Nursing Mary Dombeck Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award.

As previous nursing director for Home Care of Rochester’s (HCR) African American Initiative she case managed 45 patients and became a certified transcultural nurse based on Dr. Madeline Leininger’s model of Culture Care Diversity and Universality. Conyers leadership in this role and community work preventing hospitalizations among older adult African Americans was recognized with a Greater Rochester 40 under 40 African American Leaders award in 2011.

Conyers anticipates earning her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from St. John Fisher in May 2018. Her focus for her DNP project is assessment and evaluation of registered nurse’s cultural competence in an acute care setting.

Areas of Expertise

  • Care Strategies : Communications
  • Care Strategies : Teaching
  • Level of Care : Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Level of Care : Prevention
  • Populations : Adolescents
  • Populations : Health Professionals
  • Theoretical Interests : Outcomes Research (Patient-centered, Nursing-centered, Systems-centered)

Professional Experience
RN, Department of Nursing Education, Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY, US. 3/2015 - Current

FNP, Matrix Medical (Medicare Wellness Visits), Rochester, NY, US. 8/2015 - Current

FNP, St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 9/2015 - Current

Clinical Instructor of Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US. 5/2013 - Current

RN, Highland Hospital (Med/surg, Medical Imaging, Dept of Education), Rochester, NY, US. 5/2002 - Current

FNP, Hillside Family of Agencies (Adolescent Health), Rochester, NY, US. 9/2014 - 8/2015

RN, Highland Hospital (Medical Imaging), Rochester, NY, US. 8/2010 - 3/2015

FNP, Anthony Jordan Health Center (Adolescent Health), Rochester, NY, US. 9/2013 - 8/2014

Clinical Instructor, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY, US. 1/2013 - 5/2013

RN, American Diabetes Association, Rush, NY, US. 6/2013 - 7/2013

Director of Nursing, HCR Homecare, Rochester, NY, US. 1/2011 - 5/2013

RN Case Manager, HCR Homecare, Rochester, NY, US. 7/2007 - 12/2010

RN, Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY, US. 9/2003 - 8/2010

RN, Anthony Jordan Health Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US. 5/2005 - 6/2007

Awards
Together We Care Scholarship
2017

"Liesel M. Hiemenz" Scholarship
Nurses Educational Funds, Inc., 2017

Mary Dombeck Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2017

Adult and Home Nursing 377 Award
University of Rochester, 2015

Outstanding Faculty Colleague Award
University of Rochester, School of Nursing, 2014

Shining Example
Highland Hospital, 2013

Greater Rochester 40 under 40 African American Leaders
Messenger Post Media, 2011

Dr. Betty Marian Anderson, Young Women’s Conference
Metropolitan Council of Negro Women Inc., 2010

STAR
HCR Homecare, 2009

Emerging Leader
HCR Homecare, 2009

Presentations
Cultural Competence Training
HCR Home

World Trust Curriculum-Racial Equity Learning Series
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2018
Rochester, New York

Culturally Sensitive and Responsive Care: Use of CultureVision in Nursing Practice
Highland Hospital, 2017
Rochester, New York

Cultural Competence Training
HCR Home Care, 2013
Rochester, New York

Improving Patient Outcomes, using a Transcultural Approach to Care
Nursing Grand Rounds, Highland Hospital, 2011
Rochester, New York

Improving Patient Outcomes, using a Transcultural Approach to Care
NYONE annual meeting, NYONE, 2011
Tarrytown, New York

Cultural Competence in Home Care: Fostering Organizational Change and Staff Development to Meet the Needs of a Diverse Population
TCNS 37th Annual Conference, HCR Homecare, 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Voices of African American Faculty, Open Roads and Road Blocks-Graduate Project
14th Annual Nursing Research and Leadership Conference, Rochester General Hospital, 2011
Rochester, New York

Improving Utilization of Homecare Services-The HCR African American Initiative
PHA conference, HCR Homecare, 2010
Denver, Colorado

Dare to Dream
Dr. Betty Anderson Young Women's Conference, National Council of Negro Women Metropolitan Womens Network, 2010
Rochester, New York

The High Cost of Being Poor
Nursing Summit Panel, Nazareth College, 2009
Rochester, New York