Hicran Çavuşoğlu has received bachelor’s degree in nursing from Hacettepe University School of Nursing in 1981, MS in 1983, PhD in 1989 from Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences Nursing Program. She received Certificate of Education in 1981 from Hacettepe University Faculty of Education. She began her career as a staff nurse in 1981 at the Hacettepe University Children’s Hospital. She was appointed to the Assistant Professor position in 1991 and gained her Associate Professorship in 1994 and Professorship in 2002 in Pediatric Nursing. She has been working as the Head of Pediatric Nursing Department since 1998 at the Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Science Nursing Department. She was the Editor of Nursing Science Section of Türkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Science between 2006-2010 and she has been the Editor of Türkiye Klinikleri Journal of Nursing Science since 2009. She is the founding president of Ankara Office of Pediatric Nursing Association established in 2007 president of the Ankara Office of Pediatric Nursing Association. She attended 5th International Pediatric Nursing Courses held by Dina Academic School of Nursing and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel between June 17 and August 7- 1999, Ravin Medical Center in Petach Tikva. She received second prize award from 24th Annual Pediatric Nursing Congress, Las Vegas, Hilton Otel, “Problems of Siblings of Children with Leukemia”, June 26-28 (Poster Presentations). She had been in Molloy College as visiting scholar for attending Independent Study Course NUR 599 and she had been attended various education activities, July 6-19 2010, New York
Jill Furillo became a registered nurse in 1985 and has worked as an Emergency Room nurse, an organizer, the Executive Vice President of the RN Division of 1199, and the national bargaining director of National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the U.S., among other roles. As government relations director of the California Nurses Association, Furillo led the lobbying effort that successfully shepherded the country's first safe nurse-to-patient ratios through the California legislature. Building on this groundbreaking legislation, Furillo worked on behalf of thousands of nurses as a chief negotiator and strategist at NNU to win comprehensive safe staffing standards in collective bargaining agreements in states from Nevada to Florida. Furillo joined NYSNA as executive director in 2012 in order to work with the newly elected Board of Directors and rank and file activists to help transform NYSNA into a progressive voice and union for registered nurses throughout New York. Under this new leadership, NYSNA launched a campaign to keep hospitals open, winning a moratorium on all hospital closures in the state until such time as an accurate and complete assessment of the health needs of distressed communities is carried out.