Beth Taylor, DHA RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer (10A1), Veterans Health Administration
Phone: (202) 461-6988
Beth Taylor, DHA, RN, NEA-BC, serves as the Chief Nursing Officer, Veterans Health Administration, effective June 23, 2019. Dr Taylor was serving as the Acting Chief Nursing Officer since October 1, 2018. Dr. Taylor provides executive leadership and strategic direction for the Office of Nursing Services. She advises the Under Secretary for Health on nursing issues that impact Veteran care for the over 98,000 VA nursing personnel nationwide. She collaborates with VHA leaders to plan for current and emerging health care needs of our Nation’s Veterans.
Prior to taking on the role of Acting Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. Taylor had been serving as Deputy Assistant Deputy Under Secretary (ADUSH) for Clinical Operations since April 2, 2018. In that role she served as a principal support to the ADUSH for Clinical Operations and assisted in providing guidance to nine VHA national clinical program offices.
Dr. Taylor joined the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 1996 as an Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive in Saginaw, Michigan, and continued to serve in this executive role in VA facilities in Detroit, Milwaukee, and Tucson. She also served as Director, Workforce and Leadership for the VA Office of Nursing Services in Washington DC. She has served as an HCLDP mentor and has served on various VISN and VHA committees as well as special projects and detail assignments. In 2014, she received the Paralyzed Veterans of America Advocacy-Clinical Excellence Award.
Dr. Taylor received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University, a Masters in Business Administration from Saginaw Valley State University, and a Doctor of Health Administration from Central Michigan University. She holds a graduate certificate in International Health from Central Michigan University and is board certified as a Nurse Executive, Advanced. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and Sigma Theta Tau, International. She serves as adjunct faculty in Central Michigan University’s College of Health Professions.