Pamela Hunt is a Nurse Executive Advisor with Kirby Bates Associates and Adjunct Faculty at Indiana University. Additionally she is the Chairperson of Nursing Management Congress, the Conference for Excellence in Nursing Leadership.
Pam is nationally known as a nurse executive, author, financial, quality, safety and strategic expert, and community leader. She has delivered over 500 nursing and healthcare leadership presentations and published on subjects regarding workforce development, strategic planning, connecting to the purpose of our profession and most notably healthcare finance. Her pioneering work in improving the financial acumen of nursing has enabled thousands of nurse leaders to develop and defend successful proposals and ROI to ensure quality patient outcomes.
An experienced operational leader, she has led significant safety improvements in the acute care setting. The teams she led have received 3 Indianapolis Patient Safety Coalition awards. She facilitated establishment of a Geriatric Management Team resulting in a reduction in dementia, LOS and inpatient costs.
In addition to serving on the editorial board of Nursing Management, the Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership, Pam has served on community and non-profit boards impacting the advancement of population health and the nursing profession for over 25 years. Through successful legislative efforts working with the AHA, all Indiana high school students are required to learn hands only CPR and Marion County is smoke-free in public spaces.
Pam is a graduate of Parkview-Methodist School of Nursing. She received a BS from Indiana Wesleyan University and a MSN from Indiana University.