Jefferson Health – NJ Chief Nursing Officer Named Nursing Organization President

Helene Burns, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Jefferson Health – New Jersey, was named president of Nurse Leaders New Jersey, ONL-NJ, for a two-year term beginning in January. The organization also announced the appointment of Assistant Vice President of Clinical Services Diane Juliano to the ONL-NJ Board of Directors for a two-year term.

With over 600 members, ONL-NJ engages and develops nurse leaders in advocacy, research, education, mentorship and collaborative relationships.

Burns became a member of the organization in 2008. She is also a member of its work environment and nursing staffing councils task force and served as co-chair of the education committee.

In her role at Jefferson Health – New Jersey, Burns has overall responsibility for patient care services and nursing operations, overseeing its more than 1,400 nurses and nursing staff.

An inspirational and committed leader, Burns has championed many key initiatives linking patient and employee satisfaction, including leading a nursing council for a healthy work environment with clinical nurses, the culture of shared governance boards within organizing and improving nursing communication through hourly nursing rounds and bedside communication initiatives. .

Burns has also implemented several nursing retention initiatives, including nurse trainee, entry-level nurse residency, perioperative residency, critical care residency, and nurse mentorship programs. With over 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry, she received the Gloucester County Women of Achievement Award in 2018.

Juliano – who was recently promoted to her current position of assistant vice president of clinical services – joined Jefferson – New Jersey in 2019 as general manager of nursing for Stratford Hospital. With over 20 years of nursing and leadership experience, Juliano has been a member of ONL-NJ since 2006 and currently sits on its marketing committee.

Virginia S. Braud