Jamie Wiggins, DNS(c), MS, RN, CCRN-K, NEA-BE, FACHE 

Jamie Wiggins is Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, the founding member of LCMC Health. Mr. Wiggins is responsible for nursing, case management, social services, patient experience and is the Children’s Hospital human resources executive. In addition, Mr. Wiggins has an adjunct faculty position at LSU Health Sciences Center School of Nursing.

Mr. Wiggins has spent his entire professional career in pediatric, neonatal and critical care transport settings. Leadership positions include: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Transport Services Manager at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Senior Director of Clinical Services – Critical Care, Emergency and Trauma at Children’s Minnesota – a multihospital pediatric healthcare system, Administrative Director Inpatient Services at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, and SVP/Chief Nursing Officer at Children’s Hospital since January 2017.

Mr. Wiggins was a member of the Professional Development Council for the Minnesota Organization of Nurse Leaders, Vocational and Technical Education Advisory Board member for Broward County Schools, Board of Directors member for the Nursing Consortium of South Florida, and Membership Committee Member for the American Association of Nurse Executives. Mr. Wiggins is currently an Advisory Board Member of Values Coach Inc. and CNO Forum Steering Committee for Children’s Hospital Association. 



  • DNS(c) – Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, LA
  • MS – University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • BSN – University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • ADN – Pitt Community College, Winterville, NC



  • Program development and growth
  • Pediatric nursing; workforce development
  • Nurse engagement and professional practice environment improvements
  • Leadership and professional development 
  • Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)
  • Certified Nurse Executive Advanced (NEA-BC); American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Certified Critical Care Nurse – Knowledge; (CCRN-K); American Association of Critical Care Nurses


  • Children’s Hospital Association – Chief Nursing Officer Forum Steering Committee
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives (Membership Committee 2018)
  • Louisiana State Nurses Association (Audit Committee 2018-19)
  • American Nurses Association   
  • Louisiana Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Sigma Theta Tau- National Nursing Honor Society
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Southern Nurses Research Society
  • Society of Pediatric Nurses – National and Louisiana Chapters 


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