Published on: 06/15/2020
Shannon Odell, MSN, BSN, RNC-OB, NE-BC, has joined Nicklaus Children’s Hospital as Chief Nursing Officer. In this role, she will be responsible for the leadership and management of the nursing department and for the clinical practice of nursing throughout the hospital and its network of outpatient centers. Odell is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 20 years of progressive leadership and management experience. Most recently, she served as executive director of nursing for women’s and children’s services at WakeMed Health and Hospital Systems in Raleigh, NC, managing the clinical, operational and financial outcomes for all associated inpatient units and clinical support services.
“We are pleased to welcome Shannon Odell to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and our health system family,” said Perry Ann Reed, President of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. “Shannon brings a breadth of experience combined with a passion for ensuring evidence-based, high-quality patient care. She is joining Jackie Gonzalez, senior vice president and chief nursing officer for the health system, and our esteemed nursing team to strengthen our priority of providing amazing patient care and clinical excellence in the safest environment.”
Odell is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and an affiliate member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). She holds a master’s degree in nursing from Liberty University and bachelor’s degree from Bemidji State University.