Jean Scholz, MS, RN

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  • 2003 Alumni
    Jean Scholz


Health Care Workforce Transformation

Centennial, CO

Jean Scholz is a recognized healthcare workforce expert and leader of nursing advancement known for creating possibilities rather than predictabilities. Her mission is to transform healthcare so that all people reach their highest level of well-being and that nurses and other health care professionals are leading the transformation. Jean approaches everything with innovation, whether it’s working for professional associations to grow membership or developing relationships to secure sustainability for a non-profit.

 Jean is currently principal at Health Care Workforce Transformation, a consulting practice committed to helping organizations and groups transform the way care is delivered by taking on breakthrough thinking for innovation, intelligent risk taking and unparalleled collaboration. Health Care Workforce Transformation is built on the foundational work accomplished through Jean’s Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Executive Nurse Fellow’s project titled FutureThink.

At the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence Jean led the development of new programs for the healthcare workforce in community health, home health, and other parts of the health care continuum. She gained visibility and recognition for nursing in Colorado’s healthcare reform movement; developed new partners for the Center and cemented positive relationships with Colorado’s health care foundations. Before leaving the Center she completed a mission driven development plan and secured over $3 million in funding to assure the Center’s solid financial and programmatic foundation for at least the next 3 years.

In Ohio, Jean led health policy strategy at both the Ohio Nurses Association and the Ohio Hospital Association. Through her work in these leadership positions, Jean became known as someone who could bring nurses and other leaders together to co-create new models for nurse staffing and patient care and positive relationships between employers, nurses and other health care staff.

Jean serves on the Board of Directors for Colorado’s Center for Improving Value in Health Care and is active in her church and its health and wellness cabinet. In 2003, Jean was named a Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Nurse Executive Fellow and is currently profiled on RWJ’s Nurse Executive Fellowship website.