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Dr Virginia "Ginny" Wilson

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Virginia "Ginny" Wilson

MSN, RN, NEA-BC, NE-BC

Director, Innovation in Nursing  MSN Program; Director, Nursing Leadership in Health Services Management  MSN Program; Assistant Clinical Professor
Graduate Nursing

Ginny Wilson, MSN, has been in practice for 46 years as an RN with experiences at all levels of nursing administration in health care organizations and leadership roles, including educator, consultant and care provider with a focus in emergency nursing. She is an experienced national speaker for nursing leadership programs and a featured speaker for ANCC/ANA for the past 16 years. She has been published in peer reviewed texts and has developed and been faculty for continuing education modules in nursing leadership in multiple presentation venues. Her research interests include leadership development and succession planning in healthcare organizations

Wilson has held faculty positions at the assistant professor level in various universities and colleges in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She teaches across multiple curriculum levels specializing in leadership development topics, legal issues in health care, health care policy and the business of healthcare. She is currently a program director for MSN tracks in Leadership in Health Service Management and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

She began her career in healthcare as a diploma nurse, obtained her Bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii and her Master's degree from Widener University in Chester, PA in Nursing Administration. She is nationally certified as a nurse executive at an advanced level and operational level.

Academic Distinctions

Professor Wilson is the co-author of the Nurse Executive Review and Resource Manual published by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in March, 2010. She currently is co-authoring the 2nd Edition of the Nurse Executive Review and Resource Manual published by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to be published in March, 2013. She has been published in peer texts and has developed and been faculty for continuing education modules in nursing leadership in multiple presentation venues.

Professional Society

Academy of Management
American Nurses Association
New Jersey State Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau Nu Eta International Honor Society of Nursing

Selected Publications

Wilson, V.R. (2018) in Rundio, A. Nurse Management and Executive Practice (Chapters 7 and 12). Philadelphia: PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Rundio, A, Jr., Wilson, V. & Meloy, F. (2016). Nurse Executive Review & Resource Manual.(3rd ed.) American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Springs, MD

Wilson, V. (2015). Leadership Succession Planning in The DNP and the Nurse Executive Role. Philadelphia: PA: Wolters Kluwer

Rundio, R. & Wilson, V. (Eds.). (2015). The Doctor of Nursing Practice and the Nurse Executive Role. Philadelphia: PA: Wolters Kluwer

Rundio, A, Jr., & Wilson, V. (2013). Nurse Executive Review & Resource Manual.(2nd ed.) American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Springs, MD

Rundio, A, Jr., & Wilson, V. (2010). Nurse Executive Review & Resource Manual. American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Springs, MD

Research Interests

  • Leadership development
  • Succession planning

Completed PhD program requirements except dissertation, 2006-2015
Concentration: Organization & Management: Leadership
Capella University
College of Business
Minneapolis, MN

Master of Science, Nursing – Nursing Administration, 1988
Widener University
Chester, PA

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1982
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI

Diploma in Nursing, 1974
Methodist Hospital
Philadelphia, PA