Aya Healthcare’s EVP of Workforce Solutions and Clinical Services April Hansen Named Nurse Leader of the Year by the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Leaders
The Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Leaders (WONL) selected April Hansen, Executive Vice President of Workforce Solutions and Clinical Services at Aya Healthcare, as its 2019 Nurse Leader of the Year. The award recognizes a nurse leader who makes significant contributions to nursing and nursing leadership to WONL, their place of employment and the community.
Recipients of this annual recognition demonstrate creativity in nursing leadership, promote the nursing profession, serve as a role model and participate in a broad range of civic and healthcare-related organizations. Hansen’s entrepreneurship — including the creation of a nurse engagement smartphone app — has been recognized in the nursing industry and featured in a variety of publications, including You Magazine, New North B2B and Green Bay Press Gazette (part of the USA Today network).
“April’s commitment to improving the quality of patient care is unparalleled,” said Alan Braynin, President and CEO of Aya Healthcare. “The initiatives she’s implemented at Aya have helped raise the bar of the travel nursing industry.”
In her role, Hansen oversees the clinical and quality outcomes of more than 4,000 clinicians on travel assignments across the United States. To promote the ongoing education of travel nurses, she created the Aya Scholars Program, the industry’s first clinical ladder and professional recognition model. Additionally, she led the charge to partner with Health Scholars, a company that produces cutting-edge nurse education using blended learning formats including screen-based learning, virtual simulation and virtual reality training. Aya is now able to disseminate best-in-class education to its nurses through completely virtual means.
“April doesn’t just add value to Aya and our nurses, she’s a dedicated supporter of the nursing profession as a whole,” adds Braynin.
For more about Aya Healthcare’s full suite of workforce solutions and to learn how they can benefit your facility, visit https://www.ayahealthcare.com/healthcare-staffing-services/.
About Aya Healthcare
Aya Healthcare is reimagining healthcare staffing and workforce solutions across the United States. We are the largest privately held travel nurse and workforce solutions provider and deliver solutions for all aspects of healthcare staffing including locums, allied health and just-in-time local staff. The company continues to experience rapid growth as it reshapes the healthcare workforce landscape through its transformative use of technology including its cloud-based MSP solution and real-time Shifts app for per diem clinicians. Aya’s platform provides access to one of the largest sources of contract clinicians in the country, which improves efficiency, increases quality and reduces costs for healthcare systems. To learn more about Aya Healthcare, visit www.ayahealthcare.com.