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Felicia Stokes, JD, RN

Felicia Stokes

Felicia , JD, RN

Senior Policy Advisor

American Nurses Association

Felicia “Liz” Stokes is a Senior Policy Advisor for the American Nurses Association Center for Ethics and Human Rights and demonstrates expertise in writing public policy on ethical issues including medical marijuana, assisted death, social justice, and women’s reproductive health. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Virginia and worked several years as a critical care nurse. Liz received her Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond and worked as a Discipline Consultant for the District of Columbia Board of Nursing interpreting and conferring professional ethical provisions in nursing.


Liz’s expertise and leadership is also demonstrated through various charitable roles in the health and legal communities. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys and serves on the board of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Nurse Affinity Group. Her areas of expertise include bioethics, nursing ethics and substance use disorders. She is an international speaker on the Code of Ethics for Nurses and is published in several nursing journals. Liz also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. She is an active volunteer with the District of Columbia Bar Association and has received national recognition for her pro bono efforts.