Meet the Class of 2022 Family Nurse Practitioner Residents

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Meet the Class of 2022 Family Nurse Practitioner Residents

September 29, 2021

Please join us in welcoming our newest class of Family Nurse Practitioner Residents – the Class of 2022! Read below to learn more about them.


Norma David








Norma David, MSN, FNP-BC, RNC-MNN

Graduate – Masters degree in Nursing Education, New York University
Advanced Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner, Pace University
Undergraduate – BS in Nursing, The College of New Rochelle

Norma David is a first-generation Honduran American Afro-Latina and a Bronx native. Norma was a clinical nurse caring for women and children at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She also holds a certification in maternal newborn nursing as caring for mothers and newborns is one of her passions in nursing. In addition to her clinical work, Norma was an adjunct clinical instructor at two universities, teaching multiple courses across the undergraduate curriculum via Zoom or in-person. Norma looks forward to learning and growing as a nurse practitioner at the Institute and providing exceptional care to the patients and families.


Katherine Day








Katherine “Katie” Day, MSN, FNP-C

Graduate – MS in Nursing from Georgetown University’s Family Nurse Practitioner program

Undergraduate – BS in Nursing from Georgetown University

For the last six years, Katie worked with critically ill infants and their parents as a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), where she discovered her passion for connecting with families, evidence-based care, and health promotion. From this experience, she appreciates the importance of a holistic understanding of each patient’s family to their care and community health. The role of the nurse practitioner aligns with Katie’s desire to promote health and wellness for patients of all ages and diverse backgrounds, especially for those who are underserved. As a provider, Katie’s mission is to collaborate with patients and their families to comprehensively care for their physical, mental, and emotional health.


Candice Lisa Elam








Candice Lisa Elam, DNP, FNP-C

Graduate — Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Rutgers University

Undergraduate — Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Thomas Edison State University

Candice has worked in urban emergency departments in northern New Jersey and in HIV clinical trials research at Rutgers University. In nurse practitioner school, she participated in a global health practicum where she observed health care delivery in village dispensaries, clinics, and regional hospitals in Tanzania. Candice also co-authored a letter to the editor of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, highlighting the need for HIV-related professional development for acute care nurses. For her DNP scholarly project, Candice combined her experience in emergency nursing with her interest in HIV prevention by conducting a nationwide survey of emergency nurses’ perspectives on and experience with performing HIV screening in the emergency department. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been working to combat COVID-19 misinformation in the American Muslim community by participating in panel discussions through the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) Faith Initiative and broadcasts on American Muslim 360 radio.


Lauren Hollender








Lauren Hollender, RN, FNP-BC

Graduate- MS in Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

Undergraduate – BS in Nursing from New York University, BA in Clinical Psychology & Child Development from Tufts University

Lauren is a Family Nurse Practitioner living in Brooklyn. As an RN, she has worked in the emergency department as well as in labor and delivery where she has been able to utilize her skills as a doula and childbirth educator to better support and advocate alongside her patients and their families. She is passionate about health equity and perinatal health and she draws upon her experience in the mental health field to help her build strong relationships with her patients.

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