Dr. Erin Hartnett

Erin Hartnett

Dr. Erin Hartnett, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP joined the Board of Directors of The Friends of Thirteen, Inc. in 2014 and presently serves as Chair of the Advocacy Committee. Dr. Hartnett is the Program Director for the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing’s oral health programs: Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) and Teaching Oral Systemic Health (TOSH).

Dr. Hartnett has developed a national interprofessional oral health nursing curriculum and has coordinated many oral health interprofessional experiences with NYU Nursing, Medical and Dental schools. She has developed oral health education programs for the National League of Nursing and the Nurse Family Partnership and has published many articles on oral health.

Dr. Hartnett is a pediatric nurse practitioner. Most recently, Dr. Hartnett specialized in pediatric neuro-oncology at NYU Hassenfeld Center for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders where she initiated and coordinated the pediatric oncology dental program.

Dr. Hartnett received the national 2012 DNP Capstone Award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the 2012 New York Times Nurse Innovator Award and the 2012 NYU Medical Center Advanced Practice Award for this program. She received the 2017 Georgetown University Outstanding Alumna Award for her work in Interprofessional Education, the 2018 Oncology Nursing Society Commendation for Outstanding Achievement for Oncology Nursing Education and was appointed a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Hartnett has been engaged with the Friends of Thirteen grassroots advocacy for public media since joining the board in 2014. She joins WNET staff and volunteers in Washington, D.C. to participate in America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) Public Media Summit and in congressional meetings during Capitol Hill Day. Dr. Hartnett involves her fellow board members and engages with university students to attend the Summit because it is important for representatives to hear from public media lay leaders. Dr. Hartnett mentors first time attendees; whether they are a lay leader, staff, or student.

Dr. Hartnett doesn’t stop with only the annual lobbying visits to Washington, D.C. Throughout the year, she is involved in the Protect My Public Media campaign by signing on to take a stand for continued funding for public broadcasting. She also introduced WNET to Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone to build a partnership with the station through educator workshop for teachers working in hospitals.