Patricia Nedved, RN, MSN, CENP, FABC

Assistant Professor
Department of Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing, College of Nursing
Role: Administrator (Associate Vice President)
Joined Rush in 2007


I am the Associate Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer in the Ambulatory Transformation Office at Rush University Medical Center. Currently I am responsible for the design, build and operational functionality of a 480,000sf, 10 story ambulatory cancer and neurosciences building. While at Rush, I have also held the roles of Chief Administrative Officer Cancer Center, Acting Chief Nursing Officer, Associate Vice President for Professional Nursing Practice and Director of Behavioral Health. Prior to joining Rush, I was the Director of Nursing at Resurrection Medical Center for six years. From 1989-2001, I held a variety of clinical and leadership roles at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, including Director of Patient Care for their home infusion, pharmacy and home health care companies. I have published in multiple journals and co-authored a chapter in Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice. I have also presented at numerous international and national conferences. I am a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Phi Chapter and a member of ACHE, AONL, and IONL. I also completed a fellowship in Executive Leadership from The Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C.

What inspired you to get into your field?

The mix of science and caring brought me into the field of nursing.

What excited you about your work at Rush?

I continue to be excited about my work at Rush. I have been afforded many varied experiences at Rush that have continued to foster learning, while building on my developed skill set.

What is your opinion of mentoring and sponsorship? Please comment about your experiences.

I have benefited from being a mentor and being a mentee.

Do you have tips or advice you would recommend for someone looking to enter your field of work?

It is good to have goals for your career, but do not miss an opportunity for the sake of staying on what you think is the “prescribed” path.

What are your hobbies? How do you like to spend your free time?

I spend my free time with my family and friends. I have a son who is in high school, so a lot of my time is spent attending sports activities. We also love to spend time at our cottage in Michigan.