Dr. Aurélien has been a Nursing Faculty at Palm BeachState College for the past 11 years and feels very privileged to have an impacton the next generation of registered nurses. She also practices as a Family Nurse Practitioner for Florida CommunityHealth Centers in Pahokee. She has been a part of the Nursing Profession forover 25 years. Her areas of practice range from primary care, to long-termcare, medical- surgical, to maternal/child health, pediatrics and school healthcenters (adolescent population), etc…). She serves as an international/visiting nursing faculty at the Faculté des Sciences Infirmières deLéogane (FSIL) in the Baccalaureate and Master’s programs in Haiti.
Dr. Aurélien is a national and international speaker ontopics related to nursing education and nursing workforce diversity. She wasrecently invited to join the Leadership Action Team of the Florida Action Coalition that serves to address the Institute ofMedicine (IOM) Recommendations 2 and 7- “expandopportunities for nurses to lead and diffuse collaborative improvement efforts,and prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health”.
Dr. Aurélien holds a Doctorate in Education (focus:Leadership Educational Administration) from The University of Florida inGainesville, Florida, a Master’s of Science with a Primary Care focus fromNortheastern University in Massachusetts, and a Bachelor in Science Nursingfrom UMASS, Boston Massachusetts.
In 2009, she was nominated for the Palm HealthcareFoundation “Nurse Educator” Award and in 2007 for the Bravo Award from PalmBeach State College. Her research focus is on the factors that influence thepersistent underrepresentation of racial/ethnic minorities in the registerednursing Workforce in the US, which in turn, perpetuates the healthcaredisparities in minority populations. She currently serves as the President for PalmBeach County Black Nurses Association and is active in many other local andregional nursing and non-nursing organizations, and serves on the Board ofregional and global corporations/organizations.
Dr. Aurélien enjoys the beach (sunrise), reading, traveling, volunteering, and spending time with her family and friends.