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Main Line CNO Joins Nursing Spectrum Advisory Board


Nancy M. Valentine, RN, PhD, D.Sc. (Hon.), MSN, MPH, FAAN, FNAP, Senior Vice President and CNO of Bryn Mawr, Pa.-based Main Line Health, a five-hospital group member of the Jefferson Health System, has joined Nursing Spectrum’s Greater Philadelphia Tri-State regional advisory board.

Among her numerous achievements in nursing leadership, Valentine served in a CNO role from 1993-2001 for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in the national position of assistant chief medical director for nursing programs, working with 65,000 nursing staff.

She later worked as special assistant to the secretary for health affairs and adviser to the undersecretary for health in Washington, D.C.

MLH, which has achieved Magnet recognition as a health system, serves 2 million residents of southeastern Pennsylvania.

Before her current role, Valentine served as CIGNA’s first vice president, national nursing executive, a position in which she provided policy and nursing community strategy development to the company’s nearly 3,000 nurses in a wide variety of managed care roles.

She also worked in leadership roles as vice president for nursing at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., and director of nursing at Boston City Hospital.

Valentine is a former health policy fellow with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, She has held advisory board, adjunct and visiting scholar faculty positions at 20 schools of nursing in every city in which she has been employed, including serving on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School.

She serves on for-profit boards such as Concerro, Hill Rom, and DeVry’s Chamberlain College of Nursing and nonprofit advisory boards, and was elected a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the National Academy of Practice. Valentine is the first nurse to be invited to join both the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering and the Board of Trustees of Regis College in Weston, Mass.

She also is past president and founding member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and past president of the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research.


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