E. Mary Johnson has been a nurse leader for the past 35 years. She is a Career Coach for Nurses and is a Patient Navigator in Cleveland, Ohio. She was the Director of Ambulatory Nursing at Cleveland Clinic Foundation prior to retiring. She then served as a consultant Administrator for Advanced Practice Nurses at Cleveland Clinic Foundation for 5 years and then created the Career Coach for Nurses Program – focused on recruitment and nurse retention. Currently she practices as a Career Coach for Nurses.
Her professional commitments include serving on the Content Expert panel for Nursing Leadership for the American Nurses Credentialing Committee (ANCC), past President and Board Member of AAACN, and former member of TJC Professional – Technical Advisory Board. She currently serves as faculty educator for AAACN’s Certification Review Course and as an educator for the On Course Webinar for Ambulatory Care Certification.
She has written several articles on various nursing leadership issues and has authored the chapter on Patient Advocacy for AAACN’s Core Curriculum textbook. She is a frequent lecturer to nursing programs on issues of nursing leadership, patient advocacy, nursing retention, mentoring and nursing certification preparation.