Liana Orsolini, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN
Care Delivery and Advanced Practice System Consultant
Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
Marriottsville, MD

Liana Orsolini Ph.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN, is the Care Delivery and Advanced Practice System Consultant for Clinical Excellence and Innovation for Bon Secours Health System, a role she has held since July, 2013. Dr. Orsolini leads all advanced practice clinician (APC) initiatives across several states in order to liberate their potential to work to the fullest extent of their education, training and state scope of practice. She is the system lead for mortality and especially Value Based Purchasing mortality using a centralized interprofessional review process to standardize care  for greater safety and reliability. She is tasked with developing a system nursing research portfolio to improve the patient experience and published BSHSI’s first system wide research study showing the effects of an electronic health record on the time professional nurses spend in caring behaviors.

Prior to joining Bon Secours, she served as a 2011-2012 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow in the Immediate Office of the Secretary of Health, Department of Health and Human Services where she advised Secretary Sebelius’s top health policy counselors. She also served as an Advisory Board member to the Million Hearts Initiative and remains on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Steering Committee.

Dr. Orsolini also serves as committee co-chair for the Million Hearts Initiative for the American Academy of Nursing’s Expert Panel on Healthy Behaviors and is a member of its Diversity and Inclusivity Committee. She is a Thought Leader for Centers for Advancing Professional Practice (CAP2), and is a member of Academy Health’s advisory committee for the Health Workforce Interest Group. Dr. Orsolini serves on the AONE Foundation Research Committee. She serves as an appointee to Rep. Rob Wittman’s Virginia’s 1rst District Health Care Advisory Council. She was a member of the IOM Committee on the Initiative on the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which produced recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing and served a three year term on the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education which focuses on inter-professional education and inter-professional practice. Dr. Orsolini was inducted into the New York Academy of Medicine in 2014.

Dr. Orsolini received a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She received a B.S.N. from San Jose State University as well as an M.S. in critical care and trauma nursing from UCSF. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and in the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education. She received a Notable Nurse Recognition by Nurse Week in 2011 and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Doctoral Fellow award in 2005-2008.