‘Be flexible and be teachable,’ and other advice from VCU grads who’ve become chief nursing officers
More than 35 Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing alums have risen through the ranks to become chief nursing officers (CNO), a top-level administrative role that involves leading teams of nurses within a health care environment. Although they do not provide direct care to patients, CNOs are responsible for ensuring overall clinical and patient care standards.
In recognition of National Nurses Week, several CNO alums of the School of Nursing and College of Health Professions from across Virginia and the nation share what led them to move from the bedside to leadership and what advice they would offer to nurses seeking leadership positions, especially in today’s complex health care environment. Read more.