NLNAC BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Karen S. Hill, RN, MSN, CNAA, BC, FACHE
Biographical Sketch


Karen S. Hill, RN, MSN, CNAA, BC, FACHE, is Vice President/Nurse Executive at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Ms. Hill presents nationally focusing on topics of leadership development and retention of nursing staff. She has published multiple articles in Nursing Management and is a columnist and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nursing Administration. Ms. Hill received her associate degree in nursing, as well as her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Kentucky. She is certified in Nursing Administration, advanced, and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Ms. Hill has received multiple honors and awards, including selection as a Robert Wood Johnson, Executive Nurse Fellow in 2000 and, in October of 2005, Central Baptist Hospital was recognized as a Magnet Facility. Ms. Hill has a special interest in recruitment and retention issues within nursing and leadership development. Ms. Hill was one of the six authors of the RWJ project “Wisdom Works: The Retention of the Older and Experienced Nurse, published in 2006. Through the Partnership in Education and Nursing program at Central Baptist, Ms. Hill has secured over $400,000 in scholarship dollars for nursing students over the past four years.