Senior Vice President and Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Joe Don is Senior Vice President and Associate Chief Nursing Officer, overseeing the clinical practice of Nursing at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. In his role, Joe Don is responsible for the hospital transport operations (fixed-wing, rotor-wing, and ground ambulance), respiratory care, operative services, the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, and the advanced practice service (nurse practitioners and physician assistants).
Prior to assuming the role of SVP and Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Children’s Health, Joe Don was the Senior Director of the advanced practice service overseeing growth from 88 nurse practitioners and physician assistants in 2005 to more than 300 today. In 2008, Joe Don developed and implemented a plan to re-establish the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist at Children’s Health.
Joe Don has been a Registered Nurse since 1992 and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner since 1999 focusing clinically on in pediatric hematology-oncology. He earned his associate’s degree in nursing from El Centro College in Dallas and his bachelor’s and his master’s degrees in Nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington.