Mary Nash, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACHE

Assistant Dean, Chief Nurse Executive, Health System Associate VP, Health Sciences CNO UH/Ross Hospitals
(614) 685-4410

200 Meiling Hall (370 W. 9th Avenue)
1585 Neil Avenue Columbus, OH 43210







Mary Nash is the chief nurse executive for the Ohio State University Health System, an academic medical center, comprised of University Hospital, University Hospital East, Harding Hospital, Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital and Ross Heart Hospital. In this matrix accountability model, she is responsible for integration of professional practice, nursing budget management strategies, nursing research/outcomes management, patient safety, compliance, nursing leadership development and patient care delivery models. She also oversees the Customer Service Department and is an assistant dean at The Ohio State University College of Nursing.


Dr. Nash has been in nursing for more than 38 years; 28 of which have been in executive positions. Prior to joining The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Dr. Nash was the chief quality officer/chief nurse executive at the Baptist Health System in Birmingham, the largest health system in Alabama. She also served in various roles at the University of Alabama Hospitals including chief nurse, chief operating officer and executive director. While living in Michigan from 1974 to 1994 she also worked at Henry Ford Hospital, Sinai Hospital and completed a merger of two hospitals within the Detroit Medical Center.


Dr. Nash holds a PhD in nursing from the University of Michigan, a master's in Business Administration from Michigan State University, a master's in nursing from the University of Detroit and bachelor's in nursing from Northern Michigan University.


Dr. Nash is a fellow in both the American Academy of Nursing and American College of Healthcare Executives. She has contributed to numerous book chapters/articles, served on nursing editorial boards, is a Magnet appraiser for the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and served as a board member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives.