Monica Roosa Ordway ‘97

90 Outstanding Yale Nurses Recipient

Class of 1997

Monica Roosa Ordway, PhD, APRN, PNP-BC, is currently assistant professor at YSN. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and developed a breastfeeding resource service within the pediatric office supporting breastfeeding mothers and training nurses, physicians, and physician assistants in lactation consultation. 

After 10 years in practice as a PNP and lactation consultant, Monica returned to YSN as a PhD student. Her dissertation was designed to be the first follow-up study of the Minding the Baby home visiting program and was funded by an individual NRSA from the NINR/NIH, as well as individual small grants and scholarships, and was awarded the Anthony DiGuida research prize. As a doctoral student, Monica was named a Jonas Nurse Scholar, served as the doctoral student representative on the Executive Committee and Doctoral Committee, as well as co-chair of the Doctoral Colloquium.

Since 1997, she has been the alumni representative for the YSN graduating class of pediatric nurse practitioners.

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