Cole Edmonson, DNP, Chief Experience and Clinical Officer

Dr. Cole Edmonson

Dr. Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, FAONL, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN is the Chief Experience and Clinical Officer for AMN Healthcare. In his role, Dr. Edmonson oversees the company’s clinical and credentialing organizations, learning, and research programs, and is responsible for clinical quality. Dr. Edmonson is also responsible for client and clinician experience and marketing.

Dr. Edmonson joins our team from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, a three-time Magnet hospital with a highly respected and decorated nursing staff, where he was Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer from 2010. He has held the same position at other hospitals since 1998. He brings three decades of experience as a nurse leader, along with deep involvement in research, professional organizations, health policy development, and community service. He has a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Texas Christian University, Master and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees from Oklahoma University. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academy of Practice, and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership as well as being credentialed as a nursing executive advanced, board-certified by ANCC.

Dr. Edmonson is well known for his success in elevating the nursing leadership role and creating collegial teams across the clinical delivery continuum. He is a highly sought-after national speaker and a published author of articles and a co-author and contributor to several books. Dr. Edmonson has served on the board of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and is currently on the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He is an alum of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow program. Throughout his tenure as a nurse leader, he has initiated and led innovative programs to advance clinical quality, education, professional practice, patient experience and safety, and clinician safety.

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