Chief Nursing Officer
UCLA Medical Center
As a Magnet® designated organization, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Nursing Department is led by Chief Nursing Officer, David Bailey. David’s background spans more than 25 years in nursing management, primarily including leadership positions in critical care and cardiovascular services across the southeast before coming to California.
He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina and also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. Recently, David completed his Ph.D. in nursing education at the University of Phoenix where he conducted research on authentic leadership in nurse executives in Magnet and non-Magnet hospitals.
His professional affiliations include serving as the President Elect of the Association for Leadership Science in Nursing where he is actively engaged at the international level on several initiatives where academic and practice leaders collaborate. He also holds memberships in the American Organization of Nurse Leaders, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Nurses Association, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
David also serves on the board of directors for Wise and Healthy Aging based in Santa Monica, CA and he is on the nursing advisory board for Viven Health.