Richard Dorritie, PhD, BSN, RN, CNOR
Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University, New York City
Candidate for Nominating Committee (Two to be Elected)
Richard Dorritie, PhD, BSN, RN, CNOR, is a clinical assistant professor, New York University, New York City. He earned an associate of science in nursing from Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City; a bachelor of science in nursing from Hunter-Bellevue, City University of New York; and a doctor of philosophy in nursing from Columbia University, New York City. He is currently pursuing a master of nursing in education at SUNY Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, New York.
Dorritie has been a perioperative nurse for nine years and a member of AORN for nine years. He is a member of
- AORN of New York City (2013-present) and
- the New York State Council (2021-present).
Dorritie has attended Congress one time in the past 10 years, one time as a delegate.
Dorritie has received
- a Shining Star Award (2013) and
- a Perioperative Preceptor Award (2015).
Highlights of Dorritie’s service to AORN include that he is
- a member of the National Research Committee (2022-present),
- co-chair of the New York State Council (2022-present),
- treasurer of the New York State Council (2022-present), and
- chair of the AORN of New York City Nominating Committee (2022-present).
He has been
- president of AORN of New York City (2020-2021) and
- a member of the AORN of New York City Board of Directors (2016-2019).
In other leadership roles, Dorritie is
- a member of the NY State Action Coalition Nurses on Boards Committee (2015-present) and
- a member of the NY State Action Coalition (2020-present).
He has been
- chair of the NY State Action Coalition Nurses on Boards Committee (2020-2021).
In his community, Dorritie is
- a volunteer nurse responder and vaccinator for the Medical Reserve Corps (2013-present).
I am aligned with our organization in its vision for advancing a diverse, skilled and strong leadership of nurses. As a Nominating Committee member, I will encourage, support, promote and seek out the diverse voices and ideas of all our membership for office, so that we can continue to deliver leadership candidates, that represent everyone.
My strengths are reflected in the role of Nominating Committee, I am a full-time professor of nursing, preparing the nurses of the future, as a member of the committee, I would help to advance the leaders of our future. In service to my community, I have been a member and chair of the New York Nurses on Boards Coalition since 2015, connecting, advancing, advocating and planning for nurses to take their seats at the table where decisions are impacting the wellness of their communities, as I would for AORN. In my doctoral dissertation I focused on health policy, because we know nurses can improve care as leaders from the boardroom as well as the bedside.
Why nurse Richard for Nominating Committee? I believe that we are stronger as an organization when our leadership mirrors our membership. My vision is continuing to improve diversity and clinical nurse representation. When I was a clinical nurse, I was unable to attend Expos or even think of serving beyond my local chapter. If elected, I will work to advance all candidates, ensuring AORN members the strength and knowledge in candidates that will lead our nurses and communities in wellness.