Beth Taylor, DHA, RN, NEA-BC
Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Patient Care Services/CNO
Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Beth Taylor assumed the role of Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer in March 2020. In this role, she serves as principal executive for oversight of the following national program offices: Nursing, Social Work, Pharmacy, Sterile Processing, Geriatrics, and Extended Care, Population Health, Whole Health, Rural Health, Connected Care, Physicians Assistants, and Rehabilitation and Prosthetics.
Dr. Taylor joined the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 1996 as an Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive in Saginaw, Michigan, and continued to serve in this executive role in VA facilities in Detroit, Milwaukee, and Tucson. In addition, she held the position of Director, Workforce, and Leadership for the VA Office of Nursing Services in Washington D.C. and served as Acting Deputy Chief Nursing Officer during her tenure in this office. She has served as an HCLDP mentor and has served on various VISN and VHA committees as well as special projects and detail assignments. In 2014, she received the Paralyzed Veterans of America Advocacy-Clinical Excellence Award.
Dr. Taylor received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University, A Master in Business Administration from Saginaw Valley State University, and a Doctor of Health Administration from Central Michigan University. She holds a graduate certificate in International Health from Central Michigan University as is boar-certified as a Nurse Executve, Advanced. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders and Sigma Theta Tau, International. She has served as adjunct faculty for the Doctor of Health Administration program for Central Michigan University's The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions and she holds an honorary faculty appointment in the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.