In her role at Vizient, Nicole is responsible for the Vizient Chief Nurse, Quality and Medical Executives National Networks. A nurse for 25 years, with an emphasis on nursing leadership, Nicole joined Vizient in 2018 as a senior networks director with National Networks. In this role, she led the development of new networks, which hold strategic priority for Vizient including System Chief Nurse Executives and other network needs as they arise. Additionally, she develops the Vizient Nursing Leadership Series, Care to Lead podcast and other clinical education as needed.
Media: Voice of Nursing Leadership, Vizient Newsroom, Vizient Care to Lead Podcast
Published: Nurse Leader, The Journal of Nursing Administration
Most recently, she worked as a nurse leader at a level one trauma center and enjoyed the opportunity to lead in both the acute care and ambulatory environments. The focus of her work has been interprofessional team development, operational and clinical improvement – including but not limited to – capacity management, employee engagement, dyad team development, increased operational efficiency/finance, improved patient outcomes and nursing leader development.
In addition to her role with Vizient, Nicole serves on the Board of the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Leaders and has served as an adjunct professor in the Marquette School of Nursing, teaching a nursing doctoral course in ethics and health advocacy. Nationally, Nicole serves on the American Organization of Nurse Leaders Publication Committee, contributing to the development of the Voice of Nursing Leadership publication.
Nicole earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996, a Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 1998, and a doctorate in nursing with an emphasis on systems leadership and healthcare quality from Marquette University in 2018. She holds certification as a nurse executive-advanced from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).