Catherine J. Rick is Senior Advisor for Nursing Leadership at the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence in New York. Until February 2014 she served as Chief Nursing Officer/Senior Nurse Executive for the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she led 80,000 nursing personnel in caring for nearly 6 million veterans each year. She was responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of national policy and strategic planning activities in clinical care, education, research, support of the Department of Defense and emergency preparedness. Most recently, Rick was focused on White House objectives for the Department of Health and Human Services under the Joining Forces initiative to develop public/private partnerships that advance efforts to fast-track veterans’ employment in health careers.
Catherine J. Rick, RN, PhD(h), NEA-BC, FAAN, FACHE
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