A photo of Patrick Robinson.

Dr. Patrick Robinson currently serves as the Vice President of Nursing for Pacific College of Health and Science in New York City. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s in nursing from Indiana University and holds a PhD in Nursing Science from Loyola University Chicago. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in biobehavioral nursing research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Before, he has served as President of Research College of Nursing, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Arizona College, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Capella University, Senior Vice President of Academics for Orbis Education, Dean of Curriculum and Instruction at Chamberlain University College of Nursing, Executive Assistant Dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, and Chair of the Department of Health Management and Risk Reduction at the Niehoff School of Nursing Loyola University Chicago. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Robinson held numerous positions as an HIV/AIDS clinician and administrative leader.

Dr. Robinson has a distinguished record of service to the HIV/AIDS care community and served as president of the national Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and as an officer of the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board. He served as executive vice chair of the board of directors of Howard Brown Health, one of the nation’s premier LGBTQ health centers and chair of the American Academy of Nursing’s Expert Panel on LGBTQ Health Policy. He currently serves on the nursing advisory board of Partners in Health, a global health capacity-building organization rooted in social justice and health equity. He is the current chair of the board of trustees for the National League for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Pacific College of Health & Science, one of the nation’s leading higher education institutions of integrative health.  He also serves on advisory boards for multiple educational technology companies. He is a member of the editorial board of the American Nurses Association’s scholarly journal, the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing.  Previously, he led his organization to become a founding strategic partner of the Nurses on Boards Coalition.  He formerly served as a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission and is a site evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Dr. Robinson is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) and Academy of Nursing Education (ANEF). He maintains certification as an AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (ACRN) from the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board and is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) through the National League for Nursing.  He is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing, and Alpha Sigma Nu, the International Honor Society of the Jesuits.

In 2006, he was named distinguished alumnus of Indiana University School of Nursing. Also in 2006, he was awarded the Frank Lamendola Memorial Award for exemplary leadership in HIV/AIDS care from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, and the American Association of Colleges of Nurses named him an Academic Nursing Leadership Fellow.  In 2008, he was honored by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the University of Illinois Council on Excellence in Teaching and Learning for distinguished achievement in teaching. In 2010, he received the Life Time Achievement Award from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care for sustained contributions to the field of HIV nursing. What is now Adtalem Global Education named Dr. Robinson the inaugural recipient of the Doing Well By Doing Good award in 2011 in recognition for his contributions to community service. In 2014, Indiana University School of Nursing honored him as part of its centennial anniversary as one of the top 100 Alumni Legacy Leaders.  He was awarded the Certified Nurse of the year by the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board in 2017.

An active scholar, Dr. Robinson writes and presents frequently on innovative teaching/learning practices, curriculum evolution, and academic entrepreneurship. He is a passionate advocate for the creation of inclusive student-centered learning environments.

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