Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN, CAE



Dr. Hinkley has ten years of association management experience, having held executive positions in both individual membership associations and certification boards. She has over 28 years of acute care nursing experience and spent 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry overseeing clinical trials.

She completed her doctorate in human and organizational learning and her dissertation was a structural equation model exploring the impact of psychological capital and social capital on second victim syndrome severity. She is committed to improving the well-being of nurses and eliminating the negative effects of a caring profession.

Hinkley is keenly interested in the future of work and learning in volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environments, and their impact on professional associations and credentialing boards. During her doctoral program, she spent several years studying strategic thinking, strategic decision-making, and leadership intuition. She brings this deep expertise to NASN to develop and reimagine programs to meet the needs of the workforce.

Terri is currently the Immediate Past President of the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) and is a Director on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Credentialing Excellence (ICE), and the Otsuka Patient Assistance Fund. She received her RN from Centennial College, BScN from York University, an Executive MBA from Athabasca University, and an Ed.D. in the Executive Leadership (ELP) Human and Organizational Learning (HOL) Program from George Washington University. She is enrolled in a graduate program in Strategic Foresight at the University of Houston.