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The Critical Role of Nursing

Mary Jo Assi, assistant chief nursing officer, describes her role as a nurse and how it relates to the goal and mission of Press Ganey.

About the Presenter

As Associate Chief Nursing Officer and Partner, Strategic Consulting, Mary Jo leads strategies to strengthen caregiver resilience and engagement, reduce patient suffering and deliver compassionate, connected care. Before joining Press Ganey, Mary Jo was the Vice President of Nursing Practice and Innovation at the American Nurses Association. There she led the organization’s strategic initiatives to promote and support best practices for enhancing the practice and work environment of nurses including development and implementation of ANA’s Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation initiative to improve the health of the nation’s 4 million nurses. During her more than 35 years of nursing experience, Mary Jo has worked as a clinical nurse, nurse educator, advanced practice nurse and nurse executive. She also held the position of Magnet Program Director in several settings. Mary Jo served as an ANCC Magnet® Commissioner for six years and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

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