Akagera National Park, Rwanda. September 2015.

Akagera National Park, Rwanda. September 2015.


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

He is a Nurse Practitioner, Supportive Care Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, PhD Program, School of Nursing, MBE Program, Dept. of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Philadelphia, PA.

Billy holds his BS from the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing (2009) and MS from the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing at the City University of New York (2014).  PhD program, Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Palliative Care Fellowship (2016-2017) and recently spent a year working for the Human Resources for Health Program in Rwanda, East Africa (2015-2016).

He is the editor of three books on leadership, global health, and caring science, and has authored more than 150 books chapters and articles for a host of forums. Billy has been recognized with numerous awards, most recently as one of America’s Most Amazing Nurses by The Doctors TV Show and Prevention magazine, as one of Modern Healthcare’s 2017 Rising Stars in Nursing, and as NYU's 2018 Young Distinguished Alumnus.

Billy currently serves on the national Nominating Committee for the American Holistic Nurses Association, the Editorial Board for Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, and is national faculty for the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC). 

He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and the American College of Critical Care Medicine.