Carol Bradley, MSN, RN, FAONL
Carol Bradley is chief nurse executive for Prolucent Health, a workforce technology and solutions company focused on improving how the healthcare field manages its workforce. Ms. Bradley is a nationally recognized healthcare leader who has served as the system nurse executive in several prominent health systems. Within these roles she was responsible for systemwide nursing strategy and integration, nursing practice and education, clinical resource management, care management, pharmacy, and several clinical service lines. Ms. Bradley received her undergraduate degrees in nursing from the University of Nebraska and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Arizona. She is a Wharton fellow and a fellow in the American Organization for Nursing Leadership. She is also a recipient of the Daisy Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Bradley has been actively involved with nursing policy and legislative issues in the nursing profession, serving as president of both the Association of California Nurse Leaders and the American Organization of Nurse Executives and board chair of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. She was appointed by Oregon’s governor to co-chair the statewide Nurse Staffing Advisory Board. She previously has served on many other boards, including the California Hospital Association, the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools and St. Joseph Hospital Orange. She has been a frequent contributor to journals and media, including interviews with National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and live radio and professional publications on topics important to nursing and patient care. She has contributed to several books and serves on the editorial board of the Nursing Administrative Quarterly. Ms. Bradley is known for her relentless advocacy for nursing and for creating a strong professional work environment for nurses. She believes in advanced education as an employee investment strategy, which is particularly important to nursing. She has been a national speaker and consultant on nursing and patient care, workforce issues, and work environment improvement.