Alumna Named URMC Nursing's Equity and Inclusion Leader

  By Barbara Ficarra
  Friday, July 2, 2021 10:35 AM
  Students, Alumni, Clinical Nurse Leader, Doctoral, Diversity, DNP

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Sheniece L. Griffin, DNP, RN, CNL, is the University of Rochester Medical Center's newly appointed Nursing Director for Equity and Inclusion in Nursing Practice. The role may be brand-new to her—and to the system—but she has valuable professional and personal experiences to draw on. She knows UR Medicine and its people well: Griffin has been a nurse for 11 years, all of it within UR Medicine.

She began her career as a student nurse patient care technician at Highland Hospital; most recently, she has been a Clinical Care Manager for Primary Care Network. She began her new role June 16. And she was born, bred, and educated in the Rochester area, so she knows the wider community well. 

In May, Griffin graduated from the University of Rochester School of Nursing's Doctor of Nursing Practice program after successfully defending her scholarly project, Evaluating and Improving Complex Care Management for High-Risk Patients in a Patient-Centered Medical Home Primary Care Practice. Her project focused on evaluating and improving the existing complex care management program in a patient-centered medical home primary care practice for adult patients. Read More