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Virginia Waters, Dr,

Virginia Lynn Waters, PhD-BA, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, RN Virginia Lynn Waters is my full name, however I prefer to be called Lynn. I am now retired from a Chief Nursing Officer position and do so with over 46 years’ experience in healthcare, and more than 30 years in healthcare administration. I worked for multiple healthcare organizations, profit and not-for-profit, union and non-union, where I became fully engaged. immersed, and enriched in understanding the role of the nurse, nurse administrator, and nurse educator. Lynn has first-hand knowledge of clinical and organizational operations, organizational and change management strategies, and HCA services and expectations. I hold a PhD in Business Administration with a focus on Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University, a Master of Science Degree in Nursing and a Master’s in Business Administration from Northern Kentucky University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa, and a Diploma in Nursing from the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. I am an Advanced Board-Certified Nursing Executive (NEA-BC), and served on the Board of Directors of the Nursing Consortium of South Florida. I am also a member of Sigma Theta Tau, American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Association of Nurses. I presently am employed as Adjunct Faculty for both the University of Phoenix and for Nova Southeastern University.

Group Affiliations

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Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


Associate Faculty
Primary College or School: 
College of Health Professions: School of Nursing