Vice President, Nursing Innovation (ANA)

American Nurses Association
Silver Spring, MD
Vice President

Vice President to grow a multi-faceted innovation program at the country’s leading association for nurses (Silver Spring, MD)

The ANA Enterprise is the preeminent association advancing the nursing profession and healthcare delivery on behalf of the nation’s four million registered nurses.

Composed of three organizations—the American Nurses Association, American Nurses Credentialing Center, and American Nurses Foundation—the Enterprise leverages its combined strengths to drive excellence in nursing practice and to ensure nurses’ voice and vision are recognized by policy leaders, industry influencers, and employers.

Traditional advocacy and organization are not enough to capture the myriad challenges, obstacles, and opportunities that nurses face in a continuously changing healthcare system. The ANA vision established in its 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan calls for stimulating and disseminating innovation that increases recognition of the value of nursing and drives improvement in health and health care. The ANA Enterprise’s preliminary innovation programs have achieved success and growth, and the organization is ready to build on these efforts to create a healthy world through the power of nursing.

The Vice President will expand ANA Enterprise brand awareness, seize opportunities for thought leadership, and develop collaborative partnerships with industry, academia, and health care organizations across the innovation spectrum. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President and working closely with the Enterprise Chief Executive Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, and other members of the Executive Officers Team, the VP works collaboratively across the ANA Enterprise to stimulate and disseminate innovation that increases the recognition of the value of nursing, drives improvement in healthcare delivery, and positions nurses as integral partners in consumers’ health and healthcare journeys.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in health care delivery and management and 5 years of experience in a management role.
  • Graduate degree with a baccalaureate degree in nursing and unencumbered registered nurse license (certification as a nurse or healthcare executive is strongly preferred).
  • Record of leading the development of new products, services, and/or business model innovations that enlarged the scope and/or quality of nursing and health care practice.
  • Expertise in design thinking, with equal abilities to lead the innovation process and to

analyze and prioritize the perspective of end users.

  • Proven ability to lead innovation and implementation within national programs.