Rakiyah T Jones, DNP, MBA, MPH, AGACNP, FNP-BC

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing at CUMC
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Rakiyah Jones, DNP, MBA, MPH, AGACNP, FNP-BC is a family nurse practitioner and assistant professor of nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing (CUSON). He has fifteen years of nursing experience including serving on active duty in the United States Army as a Nurse Corps Officer. He received his Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner (MS) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Columbia University School of Nursing. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Rutgers University-Newark formerly University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Additionally, he completed CUSON’s fellowship in Palliative and End-of-Life Care and a Post-Master’s certificate in Adult Gerontology and Acute Care at the University Pennsylvania. He is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Dr. Jones’s clinical interest focuses on complex chronic illness and palliative care in urban communities with a special focus on LGBTQIA aging populations.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing at CUMC


  • Male

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Pennsylvania
  • DNP, Columbia University School of Nursing
  • MS, Family Nurse Practitioner, Columbia University School of Nursing
  • Fellowship: Columbia University School of Nursing

Committees, Societies, Councils

2018 – Present Transgender Health Advisory Board Bronx, NY

2018 – Present End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Train-the-Trainer

2016 – Present Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association

2016 – Present Academy of Nurse Practitioners

2016 – Present Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

2016 – Present Metro NY HPNA Chapter

2015 – Present American Association of Nurse Practitioners

2014 – 2016 SPART*A – Transgender Military Board Washington, DC

2013 – Present Brown Boi Health Project Oakland, CA

Honors & Awards

2018 Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) Scholar
2017 Rudin Palliative Care Fellow
2016 Jonas Veteran Nurse Leaders Scholar
2015 Millbank Palliative Care Foundation Scholar
2015 Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Scholar
2015 NYS Senator Patricia McGee Nursing Faculty Scholar


Selected Publications

  • O'Mahony, S., Jones, R., Mellman, W., Scott, B., Elk, R., Hinrichs, A., … Kolieboi, A. (2018). A Guide for Palliative Medicine Clinicians Taking Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients Using a Whole Person Care Approach (SA516). Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 55(2), 645-646. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.12.190