Joyce Batcheller

Joyce Batcheller

Joyce A. Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Dr. Joyce Batcheller is president of J. Batcheller Consulting, executive nurse advisor for the Center for Advancement of Healthcare professionals for AMN Healthcare and holds the position of adjunct professor for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas. Joyce served as chief nursing officer for 19 ½ years of the largest health care system in Central Texas. She created and implemented shared governance across the system and led a pilot site for the RWJF/IHI Transforming Care at the Bedside Project, eventually implementing its principles into patient care at all system facilities. Under her watch, nine of the system hospitals achieved ANCC designation — four with Magnet® and five with Pathway to Excellence®. Joyce has specialized in chief nursing officer development, on-boarding and authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on the subject. She provides executive coaching. Joyce has extensive experience in workforce planning and development that enabled her former organization to open three new hospitals in 2 ½ years. She is an innovative health care leader who is highly sought for speaking engagements nationally.

Summary of Services

  • Helps organizations with strategic planning and professional practice model development.
  • Assists organizations develop the business case for Magnet/Pathway to Excellence designation.
  • Conducts comprehensive on-site reviews in preparation for ANCC designation site visits.
  • Coaches leaders on shared governance model development
  • Assists organizations in using data to drive improvements aligning work from the Boardroom to the Bedside
  • Executive coaching and succession planning strategies at all levels

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  • Diploma — Hartford Hospital School of Nursing, Hartford, Conn.
  • BSN — The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • MSN — The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • DNP — Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock


  • American Nurses Credentialing Center — Certified Nurse Executive, Advanced
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center — Fundamentals of Magnet Assessment-Based Certificate

Professional Memberships

  • American Nurses Association/Texas Nurses Association
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives/Texas Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • American College of Health Executives
  • National League for Nursing
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow Alumni Association
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing