Jamie Wiggins, M.S., R.N., CCRN, NEA-BC, FACHE, Administrative Director of Inpatient services at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Nursing Consortium of South Florida.
Mr. Wiggins will serve a two-year term along with two other newly elected members: Marcella M. Rutherford, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.N., R.N., dean of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Nursing, and Leslee Gross, R.N., MHCA, assistant vice president of operations, Telehealth Center, Baptist Health South Florida.
The Nursing Consortium of South Florida, founded in 1997, is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation whose strength lies in being the nexus for collaboration by the nurse leaders of its member organizations, which include South Florida's leading hospitals, nursing schools, staffing agencies and other organizations that employ nurses in South Florida.
The Consortium’s mission is to identify and address factors causing a nursing shortage in South Florida. It unites nursing practice and education from across the region to address the area’s need for culturally and technically competent nurses, by cultivating interest in nursing careers, advocating for the interests of the profession, and improving the public's understanding of nursing concerns and the perception of the nursing profession.
Mr. Wiggins is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco and master’s degree in Nursing & Health Systems Leadership from the University of California – San Francisco.
For more information on the Nursing Consortium of South Florida, Visit nursingconsortium.us.
About Nicklaus Children's Hospital (2022)
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with approximately 800 attending physicians, including more than 500 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. In the 2022-2023 U.S. News ranking, the hospital tied with two other hospitals as the number one children’s hospital in Florida. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and since 2003 has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.