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The Exec: CNO Jesus Cepero on Strategies for Modern Nursing Issues

Analysis  |  By G Hatfield  
   June 14, 2024

Creating the workforce of the future is one of the biggest challenges for nurse leaders, says this CNO.

Dr. Jesus Cepero, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, has spent his entire career in nursing leadership roles, and is passionate about the care of babies, children, and moms. Cepero earned a doctorate in nursing from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and a Master of Science in Nursing from Kean University. He also holds a Master of Public Administration from Seton Hall University.

Most recently, he served as chief nursing officer for the University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. He was responsible for leading all aspects of nursing administration across the two hospitals. He developed a nursing philanthropy committee, implemented a system-wide program for senior leadership rounding, and co-led a response to the opioid crisis.

Now, Cepero serves as the CNO at Stanford Medicine Children's Health, where he provides nursing and patient care leadership across the entire enterprise, partnering with leaders in the outpatient, treatment center, and inpatient areas.

On our latest installment of The Exec, HealthLeaders sat down with Cepero to discuss his journey into nursing, and his thoughts on trends in the nursing industry. Tune in to hear his insights.

G Hatfield is the nursing editor for HealthLeaders.


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