Chief Nursing Officer

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Columbus, Ohio 43210

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: September 10, 2021
Opportunity Code: 28545


CNO opportunity in central Ohio


The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is seeking a new Chief Nursing Officer responsible for the practice of nursing at University Hospital, the Ross Heart Hospital, the Brain and Spine Hospital, and Dodd Hall Rehabilitation Hospital. This is an outstanding opportunity to join the senior leadership team of an organization recognized by U.S. News and World Report in its “Best Hospitals” rankings for 28 consecutive years. 

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) will ensure consistency in the standard of nursing practice across the clinical settings. The CNO supports and facilitates an interdisciplinary team approach to the overall delivery of care to patients, families and the community. The CNO leads quality, safety and innovation initiatives in partnership with the Hospital Executive Directors. The Chief Nursing Officer ensures the vision, strategic direction, and the advancement of the profession of Nursing under the direction of the Health System Chief Nursing Officer. 

The Organization:

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center consists of The Ohio State University Health System, the College of Medicine, the Health Sciences Library and the Faculty Group Practice. It is one of the largest and most diverse academic medical centers in the country and the only academic medical center in central Ohio. As the Midwest’s highest-ranked hospital for safety and patient care according to Vizient, the OSU Wexner Medical Center is committed to continuously set the standard for world-class care.

The Health System is comprised of seven hospitals including 600-bed, Level I Trauma flagship Ohio State University Hospital, 150-bed Level I Heart and Vascular Emergency Ross Heart Hospital, 116-bed Ohio State Brain and Spine Hospital, and 60-bed Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital. University and Ross Heart are both Magnet designated. 


  • Doctorate or advanced degree in a health-related field (e.g., health services, public health, nursing, business or health administration) required.
  • Minimum of ten years of administrative responsibility within a complex academic health care organization and with progressive experience in nursing leadership roles.
  • Extensive clinical nursing and management experience gained through increasingly responsible related management positions which include serving key leadership roles. Ideal experience would be as a CNO or ACNO within an academic medical center or complex teaching hospital. Preference for experience within a large, sophisticated integrated delivery system, preferably multi-institutional.
  • Experience in a Magnet facility and involvement in the Magnet designation or re-designation process is preferred. 
  • Experience working in a unionized environment. 

This search is being led by the Executive and Physician Leadership Search Group of AMN Leadership Solutions, a division of AMN Healthcare. AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in total talent solutions for healthcare organizations across the nation.

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