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Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN
Sheila Davis is the Chief Nursing Officer at Partners In Health (PIH) and has worked in the field of HIV/AIDS and global health delivery for the past three decades. Shelia received her master’s in nursing and doctorate in nursing practice with a concentration in global health from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. In addition to her role with Partners In Health, Sheila is an adult nurse practitioner at MGH Infectious Diseases outpatient practice and is an assistant professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. In 2004 Sheila co-founded an NGO with her nursing colleagues in South Africa and Boston, devoted to developing rural nursing clinics and malnutrition programs. Sheila was selected to a RWJ Executive Nurse Fellow as part of the 2012 cohort.

Entries by Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

Finding Our Compass

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 5:37 PM

Call the Midwife is my favorite TV show. I watch very little TV but this is the exception. In its third season on PBS, I intently watch each episode and then watch again. The series is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, a midwife in...

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The View From the Window

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 10:28 AM

I am on the bus heading back to Boston after visiting my family in Brewer, Maine over the holidays and it was, as most travel is, an interesting experience. The characters that fill the bus are amusing and I enjoy people watching. I spend a lot of time traveling as...

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Reflections on a Nursing Journey

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 5:58 PM

This week we celebrate and reflect on the hard work and compassion of nurses around the world. From Boston to rural Malawi, nurses act as tireless patient advocates, delivering care to some of the most marginalized populations. I feel incredibly fortunate to be a member of this unyielding group. Last...

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Stronger Together: Nursing Communities

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 2:15 PM

This week I was on another plane. I spend a lot of time in the air as part of my role with Partners In Health (PIH) as the Director of Global Nursing. PIH works in 10 countries around the world including the United States, and the best part...

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A Tale of Two Babies

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 1:07 PM

In the last few weeks, I was unexpectedly present at the birth of two baby girls -- both 7.1 pounds -- born on opposite sides of the globe. I witnessed the true miracle of welcoming life into the world, but I also faced the reality that these lives would diverge...

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Why Nurses Are the Unsung Heroes of Global Health

(16) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 11:17 AM

We are in the midst of celebrating International Nurses Week, which culminates on May 12 with the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Although our founding mother of modern nursing would be impressed with the health technology of today, I am sure she would be sorely disappointed by the ongoing invisibility of...

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