Ronnie Ursin, DNP, Chief Nursing Officer
Ronnie Ursin, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE serves as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). In this role, Dr. Ursin will direct and oversee all aspects of nursing services and care delivery for the health system including the hospital, The Courtyard of Natchitoches, and the NRMC clinic network.
Beginning his career as a staff nurse in Bethesda, Maryland, Dr. Ursin has built an impressive nursing and leadership career which spans two decades and includes experience in strategic planning, performance improvement, organizational management and fiscal responsibility. Previously, he served as CEO for Jennersville Hospital in West Grove, Pennsylvania, and CNO at the 165-bed Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston, Louisiana. Dr. Ursin also served as Division Director for Medical Services at Reading Hospital, a 745-bed hospital in Pennsylvania; Senior Director of Nursing at Providence Hospital in Washington, DC; Nursing Director, Pulmonary, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC; and Clinical Director for Inpatient Services at Opelousas General Health System in Louisiana.
Dr. Ursin received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Administration from Dillard University in New Orleans. He holds an Associate Degree in Nursing from Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in California; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as a Master of Science and Post-Masters Certificate in Teaching Nursing and Health Professions in 2007 from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He earned a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.
In 2018, Dr. Ursin was recognized by Modern Healthcare’s Leaders to Watch as part of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare. In 2015, he was honored as Nurse of the Year Nominee, Transformation Leadership.