Rick García, PhD, RN, CCM, FAAOHN is passionate about innovations in nursing education and brings these skills and talent to his position as director of nursing education at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Dr. García has held a variety of positions at many academic institutions, most recently at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. In addition, to his work in nursing education, Dr. García’s regulatory experience has allowed him to serve as a member on the District of Columbia Board of Nursing (BON), chaired the D.C. BON education committee; served as the executive director of the Florida Board of Nursing; and as a member on the New York State Board of Nursing (NYSBON) as well as chaired the practice committee of the NYSBON.
In his free time, Rick likes to cycle, take long walks, spend time outdoors exploring, and catching up with family and friends. Rick gives back through the Florida State Association of Occupational Health Nurses, and has been recognized as Nurse of the Year 2016 and inducted as fellow in the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) for his volunteer service.