Linda Burnes Bolton, RN, DrPH, FAAN, vice president for nursing, CNO and director of nursing research at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, was voted the 2014 president-elect of the American Organization of Nurse Executives board of directors, according to a news release.
In 2007, AONE awarded Burnes Bolton the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. She recently was honored with the 2013 Excellence in Leadership Award from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis. Burnes Bolton has been a member of AONE for 33 years.
Linda brings a wealth of leadership, respect and personal dynamism not only to the nursing profession but to all aspects of the healthcare profession she has touched throughout her amazing career, Michelle Janney, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, the current president of the nursing executives organization, said in the release.
Burnes Bolton served as vice chairwoman of the Institute of Medicine Commissions report on the Future of Nursing.
At Cedars-Sinai, she oversees approximately 2,800 nurses. In addition, she serves as an associate clinical professor at the University of California SON, San Francisco, and UCLA.