Cynthia Griffin, MS, BSN, RN, chief nursing officer, Community Care, has been appointed to the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing’s Ambulatory RN Role Value Proposition Task Force.
The goal of the task force is to ensure that ambulatory nurses are prepared and are valued for their positive impact on ambulatory care.
The task force will develop a starter toolkit for ambulatory leaders to include a business case description and a return on investment template, talking points and exemplars that support the academy’s members as they advocate for implementing and expanding the RN role in ambulatory care. This will allow leaders to establish effective business cases that support hiring RNs and in implementing innovative, value-based roles and new models of care.
Griffin has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years and has worked in various capacities, including on medical, surgical, heart failure and heart transplant units and in outpatient areas such as elementary schools, physician practices, urgent care and outpatient health care centers. She has extensive experience in quality, safety and accreditation and has facilitated many teams in improving processes that lead to safer practices.
She earned her Master of Science in health care administration from Wilmington University, where she graduated with honors and was inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society.