Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History
Limited Edition Nursing Pins


Ivy Nathan Tinkler - 1999

Ivy Nathan Tinkler is the first African-American to be appointed as Director of Nursing of the Lincoln School for Nurses and Lincoln Hospital. She also held leadership positions in hospitals in New York, Illinois, and Virginia and was Assistant Clinical Professor of Community Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Committed to strengthening the nursing profession, and to fostering others’ professional development, she served on the Board of directors and chaired important committees of such important organizations as Nurses House, the American Nurses Association, District #13 of the New York State Nurses Association, the Alumnae Association of the Lincoln School for Nurses, and the State Board for Nursing