Hilda Alcindor, BA, RN, FAAN, was born and educated in Haiti. She graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Infirmieres (National School of Nursing) in Port-auPrince, Haiti, and shortly thereafter moved to the U.S. She served in the U.S. Air Force, and then worked nearly thirty years as a Registered Nurse.
Dean Alcindor received a BA in Health Services Administration from Union Institute in Miami, Florida. She also received a Certificate in Managing Quality Health Care Systems from Florida International University. Dean Alcindor has certifications in Quality Assurance/Discharge Planning/ Utilization Review; Case Management; CPR; Advanced Cardiac Life Support; and as an Educator.
In 2014 Hilda was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, in Washington, DC.
Dean Alcindor has been active in the Haitian-American Nurses Association as a member and elected officer. She is also a member of the American Nurses Association and the Florida Nurses Association.
She has worked in several professional positions in the Miami area, including hospitals, home health, intensive care/ recovery room, emergency room, and as a school health educator. Her most recent position was as Admitting Nurse and Coordinator/ Relief Nursing Supervisor for the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.
Dean Alcindor is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Creole. Appointed Dean (Doyenne) of FSIL in October, 2004, she has been instrumental in implementing the plans for FSIL and is a strong, dynamic leader of the FSIL School of Nursing.