National Center for Nurses Councils

Enhance and support the nursing profession in the United States and Israel by being a part of the Nursing Professionals Council. Advocate for the educational, social and professional issues that matter to Jewish nurses in both the US and Israel.

Established to create an international partnership between the Hadassah Medical Organization nurses In Israel.

Take action on nursing and healthcare topics that matter to you, such as: nursing mentorship, funding for nursing schools in Israel, and advocacy. We are 5,000 nurses strong and represented by 35 Nurse Councils throughout the United States.

Latest Nurses's Council Newsletter

As nurses, we work on the front lines of healthcare, seeing firsthand how policies and protocols impact patients, particularly women.

This spring, we were proud to represent our council at the Women's Health Empowerment Summit, convened by Hadassah in Washington, DC. Each week, we are inspired by the trailblazing new protocols being developed at the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) and are proud to spread the word about these breakthroughs, including at events like the World Stem Cell Summit.

Now, we're kicking off a new effort to help the Nurses Council thrive. We need your help.

6 Easy Ways to Add Your Power to Ours

  • Share your ideas.
    Do you have ideas for helping our council thrive? For programs, study groups or partnerships? What has your council done lately? How can we help you? Email us.
  • Become a Hadassah Nurses Council ambassador.
    Spread the word at informal gatherings and with your professional networks, like nursing schools or associations.
  • Engage with other nurses online on the Nurses Council Facebook group.
  • Connect at the 2017 Hadassah National Business Meeting & Symposium.
  • Advance your professional knowledge.
    Earn credits in our Nurses' Council Continuing Education Program. Email us to learn more.
  • Get ready for a nursing centennial!
    Plans are under way for celebrations of the Hadassah School of Nursing's 100th Anniversary, including a Health Summit in Washington, DC, in May 2018 and a mission to Israel in October 2018

As volunteers, we're doing all we can to make sure our council benefits its members and Hadassah. That's the Power of Women Who Heal.

Judith Levy RN, BSN, MHSA
National Nurses Council Co-Chair

Nancy A. Rapoport BS, RN-BC,LNC
National Nurses Council Co-Chair

PS: We want to hear from you. Write to us: at jlevy@hadassah.org, nrapoport@hadassah.org or nursescouncils@hadassah.org.

Task Force for Nurses’ Program

Check out Hadassah's Taskforce for Nursing's Facebook page for the latest news & more information about getting involved in the Taskforce!

Earn CEU Credits with Hadassah

Earn CEU’s with Hadassah today. Hadassah is an accredited education provider of nurses and programs nationwide through the approval of Florida State Board of Nursing.*

Organize a program that provides CEUs for your nurses' councils.
Hadassah will manage all continuing education activities for you, from tracking individual nurses CEUs to gaining approval of providers.

Join Hadassah's National Center for Nurses Councils to learn from nurses of the Partnership of the Nursing Division of the Hadassah Medical Organization, the faculty of the Henrietta Szold Hadassah Hebrew University of Nursing and the nurses in the United States.

News & Stories


Saturday, Apr 1 2017

Hadassah Head Nurse Runs “Off Her Feet” Completing Jerusalem Marathon With a Smile

Hadassah Medical Organization Head Pediatric Nurse Bracha Grossman finished the 42-kilometer 2017 Jerusalem marathon with a smile.


Monday, Jan 30 2017

The Circles of My Life: Nurse Libbie’s Blog, Chapter Two

It is said that a single photo can tell a story better than a thousand words. In our day and age each smart phone contains millions of photos and often people have innumerable words to add to them. Ten years ago times were different and much simpler.


Monday, Jan 30 2017

Aly’s Blog: Chapter Two

A belated Happy Chanukah and Season’s Greetings to all. As I sat watching the light of the first candle reflect the wonderful miracle of Chanukah, I also reflected on the miracles being performed daily at Hadassah Hospital.


Wednesday, Jan 4 2017

Kids of Hadassah Staff Invited for Insider View of ORs

Judith Essuied, Chief Operating Room Nurse at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, and her nursing colleagues decided that since “we put in long hours and have many emergencies that impinge on family plans,” it would help to give our children an insider's tour


Tuesday, Dec 20 2016

My Hadassah: Nurse Libbie’s Blog

The hallways of Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem tell the ongoing history of the City of Jerusalem and thousands of personal stories too. My story begins in those hallowed hallways of Hadassah and continues as I make my way to my shifts as a nurse in the maternity unit.


Wednesday, Oct 19 2016

Caryn Andrews: Hadassah Nurse Practitioner on a Mission

Nurse Practitioner Caryn Scheinberg Andrews, who immigrated to Israel from Baltimore, Maryland in 2011 and is a lecturer in the Hadassah-Hebrew University Henrietta Szold School of Nursing, is on a personal mission: to fortify Israel's health delivery capacity by helping to create a cadre of advanced practice nurses.


Tuesday, Aug 9 2016

Nurturing Nursing: The Legacy of Patricia Wahl Lapan

A nurse, real estate developer, philanthropist, and pilot, the late Patricia Wahl Lapan wanted to ensure that tuition costs and university expenses would not derail students who want a career in nursing. Toward that end, she left a bequest to Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA) to establish the “Patricia Lapan Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing Scholarship Program” at the Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing (HSON).


Wednesday, Jul 6 2016

Empathy at Hadassah

Stuart Levy, head nurse of the Hemato-Oncology Unit at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, relates that during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he asks the Jewish nurses to work evening shifts whenever possible to allow Muslim nurses to break their fasts at home.


Monday, Apr 11 2016

Hadassah Oncology Nurse Specialist Views Patients as Family

"Because cancer treatment is prolonged, I become part of each family," says Hadassah Medical Center Oncology Nurse Specialist Smadar Gadassi, whose parents hail from Cochin, India.


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