Nicole Nurse, RN, BSN, MBA
Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Compliance
Ms. Nurse joined the Institute in 2001 as director of nursing. Over her 10 year tenure Ms. Nurse has held a variety of positions at the Institute including, assistant vice president of nursing, vice president of nursing, and vice president for clinical affairs before being appointed senior vice president for regulatory affairs and corporate compliance in 2011.
In her current role, Ms. Nurse is part of executive management and chairs committees such as Infection Control, Regulatory Compliance and Clinical Operations and sits on many other organizational committees. Ms. Nurse directed the Institute’s successful certification by the Joint Commission on Health Care Accreditation in both the behavioral health and ambulatory care models; and oversaw the Institute’s achievement of Level 3 recognition as a patient centered medical home from NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance). Ms. Nurse has also been integral in the growth of the Institute with the acquisition of St. Christopher’s health centers and a six-practice health center network in the Mid-Hudson Valley, and with the opening of the Institute’s newest location, the Family Health Center at North General.
Prior to joining the Institute, Ms. Nurse was the nursing supervisor at the Boriken Neighborhood Health Center, quality assurance/nurse coordinator at Oxford Health Plan, nurse manager at the Bronx Care Practice and coordinator of quality assurance at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
In 2009, Ms. Nurse was honored with the Rosemarie Forstner Award from the Community Health Center Association of New York State for her work to ensure clinical excellence in underserved communities. She obtained her bachelor’s in nursing from University of Phoenix and is currently pursuing her MBA from JIU (Jones International University).