Executive, Coach and Educator
When it comes to healthcare, my experience is broad and deep. My 23 years of nursing experience and 18 years of progressive leadership positions have given me a unique lens on the business and practice of healthcare.
In particular, I am passionate about advancing the role and visibility of nurses in business, advocating for healthcare quality, and empowering organizations to achieve outstanding results through technology and best practices.
As I have grown and gained experience through the years, I have learned that leadership is its own specialty. Driven by that knowledge, I work to learn as much as I can about my specialty. As such, I am a member of the John Maxwell Team, and a John Maxwell certified DiSC trainer.
Through the years I have had the opportunity to mentor and support other leaders in their journey. I have served as a mentor with the American Organization of Nurse Leaders and currently mentor with the American Nurses Association.
I also serve as a Magnet Appraiser with the ANCC where I have the unique opportunity to see and interact with top-performing organizations. This glimpse into current best practices and innovations lend credence to the drive behind my everyday practice.
Over the course of my career, I have developed a love for coaching and a determination to build high-performance organizations that make a difference in both patients' and communities' well being. I am specifically attuned to the challenges of women in leadership and, more importantly, their potential impact when empowered.
In addition to my consulting work, I serve as the COO and CNO for a software as a service healthcare technology company and have served as an instructor and adjunct faculty at the University of South Carolina as well as the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences. I consider it a privilege to coach and grow future leaders in healthcare.
When not working in nursing, I enjoy empowering women through entrepreneurship, proudly watching my two active girls in their various activities, or video chatting with my eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson, who are stationed overseas.
Amy Funderburk, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Executive Leadership | University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences
Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership and Health System Management| Drexel University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing | University of South Carolina