Anita Lymburner

Anita Lymburner

Anita Lymburner, MSN, MBA, RN

Anita Lymburner has more than 15 years of experience as a chief nurse executive at two separate Magnet® organizations. She is a nationally and internationally recognized nurse executive who has provided leadership, education, and mentorship to more than 50 organizations on their Journey to Magnet Excellence®, including international work in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Anita has mentored nursing leaders and initiated innovative professional practice models through her leadership roles in both professional and Health care organizations. Her consultative services use a partnership model to provide individualized and focused results.

Anita has 17 years of consulting experience and has presented at regional, national, and international conferences. She also has over eight years of experience reviewing abstracts for the National Magnet Conferences®. In addition to consulting, she is a facilitator for the ANCC Magnet workshops.

Summary of Services

  • Strategic planning for nursing excellence.
  • Organizational assessments.
  • Development of effective shared leadership and decision-making structures, processes, and outcomes.
  • Internal and external communication strategies.
  • Documentation review for initial designation and redesignation of Magnet and Pathway to Excellence®.
  • Prepare organizations for successful site visits.
  • Review requests for supplemental information and assist with responses.

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  • BSN, Salem State College, Salem, MA
  • MSN, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • MBA, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL


  • American Nurses Credentialing Center–Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center–Certificate Holder in Fundamentals of Magnet®
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center–Nurse Executive
  • Johnson & Johnson Wharton Fellow

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Florida Nurses Association
  • Florida Organization of Nurse Executives – former president
  • Rotary International
  • Sigma Theta Tau International