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is to convene alliances and develop programs around clinical, and policy measures to improve the quality of life for underserved, underprivileged, and underrepresented at-risk populations. We achieve our mission through education, research, and policy implications as these programs highlight the impact of the nursing shortage and leadership in the United States and its territories.
Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Dr. Linda Burnes Bolton is vice president and chief nursing officer of Cedars-Sinai Health System and Research Institute, Los Angeles. She oversees administrative and nursing practice, nursing, research, nursing and allied health education, patient education and nursing performance improvement. She also is involved with the Institute of Professional Nursing Development, which is addressing the nursing shortage by promoting the profession.

Dr. Burnes Bolton has dedicated her career to improving access to health care and health status for all members of society. Her research focus is women's health, health policy and organizational development. At Cedars-Sinai, she leads research teams on health services and nursing. She has held positions as staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, public member of government advisory boards, health care executive, community and public health nurse, university faculty and consultant.

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