Emily Ward, portait

Emily Ward, BSN, RN, MBA, CENP, CCRN-K

Associate Chief Nurse Executive


As Associate Chief Nurse Executive, Emily Ward works to ensure continued progress on initiatives and effective day-to-day clinic and inpatient operations.

Ward was the interim director of the Medical and Surgical Nursing Division and has been with University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics since 2007, beginning as a staff nurse in the Surgical and Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit. She then served as assistant nurse manager and nurse manager on the unit before moving onto the division leadership role.

Ward is a member of several professional organizations, including Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders, American Organization of Nurse Executives, and American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She received a bachelor of science in nursing from Millikin University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Iowa.