RN, MSN, PhD, NEA-BC
Chief Executive Officer, AONE
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, AHA
Maureen Swick, RN, MSN, PhD, NEA-BC, is chief executive officer of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and senior vice president, chief nursing officer of the American Hospital Association (AHA). In her role at AONE, she leads a membership organization of more than 9,700 nurse leaders whose strategic focus is excellence in nursing leadership. She oversees number of key initiatives involving workforce, quality and safety, and future care delivery models. In addition, she works collaboratively with the AHA to ensure the perspective and needs of nurse leaders are heard and addressed in public policy issues related to nursing and patient care.
Swick has more than 30 years’ experience in health care including six years as the senior vice president and chief nurse executive for Inova, a not-for-profit health care system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than 2 million people each year. Throughout her career, she held a variety of nursing leadership and management roles at hospitals and health systems across the northeastern United States.
Swick previously served as a board member for both AONE and the AHA, and most recently as president of AONE’s board. She was previously chair of the Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance, an organization responsible for regional planning, collaboration, communication and education/training related to disaster preparedness for the region.
Swick has received numerous awards including, the 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award-Nursing Spectrum and the AONE National Award in Leadership Informatics. She earned her Ph.D. at Kennedy Western University and a Master of Science in nursing from Columbia University, New York.