William Rosa


Billy Rosa is a speaker, author, and nurse practitioner. His specialties include palliative care, global health, and holistic nursing.

He is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, PhD Program, Philadelphia, PA and former Nurse Practitioner, Supportive Care Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (2016-2019). Mr. Rosa received his BSN magna cum laude from NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing (2009) and was valedictorian of his MSN class, Hunter College (2014). Mr. Rosa spent one year with the Human Resources for Health Program in Rwanda, East Africa (2015-2016), contributing to the curriculum content for the first Masters-prepared nursing cohort in the country. He is the editor of three books on leadership, global health, and theory-guided practice and has contributed more than 150 publications in a host of diverse forums.

Mr. Rosa has been recognized with numerous distinctions, including the international Spirit of Renewal Award from Sigma and the national Lillian Wald Service Award from the American Public Health Association Nursing Section. He serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing and as a board member for multiple global organizations. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and the New York Academy of Medicine.