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Chief Nursing Officer/Sr. Vice President of Patient Care (CNO), Columbus, OH

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Chief Nursing Officer

Columbus, OH

August 23, 2019

General Description

The Chief Nursing Officer/Sr. Vice President of Patient Care (CNO) oversees all aspects of nursing and patient care services for Nationwide Children's. They provide direction for the leadership and operation of assigned departments and organizational infinitives.

The CNO represents Nationwide Children's patient care services to the external communities. The CNO will report to the President/COO and serve on the hospital’s senior leadership team. Reporting to the CNO are the Inpatient Vice Presidents, Neonatal and Hem/Onc/BMT Service Lines, Respitory Therapies, Social Work, Pastoral Care, Dieticians, Advanced Practice Nursing and Nursing Staff Development.

Educational Requirements

A PhD or DNP is preferred.


At least ten (10) years progressive management experience/administrative experience in an acute care hospital setting. Children’s hospital experience preferred.

In our own words:

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

Columbus, Ohio, is the 14th largest city in the United States and one of the fastest-growing major metropolitan areas in the Midwest. As the state capital, Columbus combines big-city attractions and amenities with family-friendly, diverse neighborhoods; endless recreational and entertainment opportunities; exceptional schools; a robust restaurant scene; and major league sports.

Nationwide Children’s firmly supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of race, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.

Interested candidates should contact WAVERLY PARTNERS, the executive search firm retained by Nationwide Children’s.

Please email or;

Ted Plattenburg, Managing Director,

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