Cole Edmonson, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, has been named one of only 20 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows from across the country for 2012.
“I am honored to have been selected,” Edmonson said in a statement, “and humbled to be working with such an amazing group of leaders. The Executive Nurse Fellows are a ‘who’s who’ among nurse leaders. I expect this program to assist me in becoming a better nurse executive and leader.”
Over a 20-year career, Edmonson has been a direct care nurse, supervisor, manager, director, associate chief nursing officer and chief nursing officer, before assuming his current position at Texas Health Dallas. Edmonson is currently co-investigator on a study on genomics in nursing practice. He’s also active with the Texas Team Advancing Health through Nursing. The group is a coalition of various healthcare-related stakeholders, including hospital systems, insurance companies and professional nursing organizations.
Executive Nurse Fellows hold senior leadership positions in health services, scientific and academic organizations, public health and community-based organizations or systems, and national professional, governmental and policy organizations. They continue in their current positions throughout their fellowships.
Here’s more information about Edmonson and the fellowship.