University at Buffalo School of Nursing
Buffalo, New York
Amanda Anderson began her nursing career in 2007, and is an emerging leader in clinical and administrative nursing care.
As an intensive care nurse, Amanda worked in large, urban teaching hospitals, caring for high-acuity medical patients. Serving as a clinical leader in practice and policy, Amanda pursued evidence-based training programs in end-of-life care and bioethics.
In 2016, Amanda graduated with highest honors from the City University of New York’s dual master’s degree program in Public and Nursing Administration at Baruch and Hunter Colleges. During her tenure as a student, Amanda received the Hunter College Excellence in Clinical Practice award and was appointed to a fellowship at the Center for Health, Media & Policy (now the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at the George Washington University), and as a scholar in the Hermann Biggs & Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Health Policy Scholars program.
Upon graduation, Amanda moved quickly into health system administration at the Mount Sinai Health System. Amanda directed the system’s care transitions and readmission reduction program, launching the Transitions of Care Center, a large nurse-led telehealth department which achieved a sustained reduction in complex patient readmissions by nearly twenty percent. While in her position, Amanda was selected to the prestigious Greater New York Hospital Association/United Hospital Fund’s Clinical Quality Fellowship Program.
In addition to her clinical and administrative work, Amanda has led nurse-specific writing programs, pursued training in narrative medicine, and, since 2016, served as a Contributing Editor and Editorial Board Member of the American Journal of Nursing. Her column, “Transition to Practice,” focuses on the challenges that nurses face when first entering the profession.
In 2019, Amanda began studies in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing’s PhD program, and has since served as a Research Project Assistant to faculty members. She studies cross-sector collaboration during the care transitions of medically complex chronically homeless patients. She is currently pursuing a small qualitative research study on the experience of homeless service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is beyond thrilled to begin work at the Buffalo City Mission as a RWJF Clinical Scholar Fellow.