Velinda J. Block

DNP 2010

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Velinda J. Block, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, is a 2010 Doctor of Nursing Practice graduate of the UAB School of Nursing. She currently serves as Chief Nursing Executive for TriStar Division of HCA Healthcare in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to joining TriStar, Dr. Block was Chief Nursing Officer for KentuckyOne. She also served as Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Assistant Vice President for UAB Hospital and served concurrently as Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs for the UAB School of Nursing. Earlier in her career, she was Vice President of Patient Care Services and Director of Inpatient and Emergency Nursing for St. Louis Children’s Hospital and held various roles at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Block frequently lectures on nursing practice and is a long-time active member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives.