Class of '93
The voting representatives of the Nursing Consortium of Florida's member organizations have re-elected Shannon Odell '93 to serve a two-year term on its Board of Directors beginning March 29, 2023.
Odell -- the vice president, chief nursing officer and patient safety officer at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Coral Terrace, Fla. -- has over 25 years of experience in nursing leadership and practice. She is certified as a Nursing Executive, Master Trainer, and for Inpatient Obstetrics. Prior to joining Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Odell served as Executive Director for Women’s & Children’s Nursing Services at WakeMed Health and Hospital Systems in Raleigh, N.C. Odell is a member of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). She holds a master's degree from Liberty University and a bachelor's degree from Bemidji State University.
“I fully support the mission of the Consortium, which is to foster collaboration by nurse leaders from practice and academic settings to address challenges to the profession in ways that contribute to an ever more resilient and higher performing nurse workforce," Odell said in a press release. "I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to this work by serving as a co-chair on one or more Consortium committees. In light of the current nursing workforce challenges, the work of the Nursing Consortium of Florida is even more important. As an nurse executive, I am truly passionate about nursing and about ensuring evidence-based, high-quality care for every patient every time. In order to accomplish this objective, we must invest in our future through collaboration with other nursing leaders and create optimal learning and growth experiences for nurses and nursing students in Florida."
The Nursing Consortium of Florida strengthens relationships between nurses in practice and academic settings and promotes and facilitates collaboration among member organizations and with others to identify and address opportunities for strengthening the nursing community and ensure adequate access to high quality ever improving nursing services throughout Florida. The Consortium is a non-profit corporation founded in 1997 to serve the professional needs of Florida’s nursing community. It has more than 70 member organizations including hospitals, accredited schools of nursing, nurse staffing agencies, and other providers of nursing services.