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Valerie Taylor-Haslip Dr. Valerie Taylor-Haslip is the Chairperson of the Department of Nursing at York College of the City University of New York. At York College Dr. Taylor-Haslip oversees the Generic BS nursing program, RN-BSN nursing program and the Dual Degree nursing program. Before joining the faculty at York College Dr. Taylor-Haslip, was a full time faculty associate professor at LaGuardia Community College and coordinator of the LPN-RN nursing program; where she served on several department and college-wide committees. Dr. Taylor-Haslip was also the project director of the ADVANCE Program (2003 -2005) at Elmhurst Hospital Center.

She has over thirty years of experience as a registered nurse and has practiced in the medical-surgical, critical care and maternal-child specialty areas. She has twenty- years of experience combined as a nurse educator in both the institutional and academic setting.
She earned a BS degree in Registered Nursing from Howard University in Washington, DC; a MS degree in Nursing with a specialty in nursing education from Lehman College in Bronx, NY; a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) post-master’s certification from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY and a Ph.D. in Nursing Research from the CUNY Graduate Center in New York, NY.

Dr. Taylor-Haslip served as an active duty member of the United States Air Force Nurse Corps and the United States Air Force Reserve Nurse Corp in the rank of Captain. Her roles included Staff Nurse, Senior Nurse, Flight Nurse, and Officer in Charge (OIC) of Enlisted Specialty Training. She earned both the USAF Commendation Medal and Senior Nurse Medal.

Dr. Taylor-Haslip is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, the New York State Nurses Association, American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the National League of Nursing.