Bidwell-Cerone Elected to Congress of Nursing Practice

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: August 24, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sharon Bidwell-Cerone, clinical associate professor in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, has been elected to the American Nurses Association (ANA) Congress of Nursing Practice.

The congress, which consists of 15 ANA members, focuses on long-range policy development essential to the mission of the ANA and establishes a plan of operation for carrying out the association's responsibilities. It also responds to concerns related to equal opportunity, human rights, ethics, and to nursing education, research and services.

A certified pediatric nurse practitioner, Bidwell-Cerone was an assistant professor of nursing and pediatrics at the University of Rochester before coming to UB in 1996.

In 1993, she was recognized in "Who's Who in America" and "The World Who's Who of Women" and has appeared in "Who's Who of American Nursing." She serves on the American Nurses Credentialing Center pediatric nurse practitioner test development committee and board on maternal-child certification, the editorial board of The Journal of the New York State Nurses Association and the UB Health Science Center review board for the protection of human research subjects.

Her research interests include biological and ecological correlates of human infanticide and reducing risky behaviors in urban minority adolescents. She has co-authored several journal articles on issues concerning nursing research.

A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Bidwell-Cerone holds a master's degree in pediatric nursing from Yale University and a doctorate in clinical nursing research from the University of Rochester.

She is a resident of Brighton.