Rose M. Burleson

Rose M. Burleson MSN, BSN, RN has been a nurse for over 34 years and is currently the Chief Nurse for Ambulatory Care with the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System; Louis Stokes VAMC. She received her Master Degree in Nursing of Populations at Risk from Cleveland State University and her undergraduate nursing degrees from the University State of New York. For the past 27 years she has been with the Louis Stokes Veterans Administration Medical Center and has enjoyed many different nursing roles; including medical/surgical nursing, intensive care nursing, primary care nursing, nursing education and management. She transitioned into her current role as the Chief Nurse of Ambulatory Care in 2013. In her current role she oversees primary care, specialty care and emergency room nursing at the main VA medical center campus, Wade Park facility. Ms. Burleson has lectured at various Veterans Affairs conferences and events. She has also been keynote speaker, podium and poster presenter both locally and nationally on a variety of topics such as Patient Aligned Care Teams (Medical Home Model), Personalized Health Plans for Patients, Leading an Empowered Organization, Motivational Interviewing for Patient Choices, How to do a Poster Presentation and Impact/Influence of Unit Practice Councils. Mrs. Burleson chairs, co-chairs and facilitates nursing and various multidisciplinary committees and councils within the VA. She is well versed on current and trending nursing/healthcare paradigms like the Medical Home Models of Care, RN Care Management (with emphasis on Care Transitions), Whole Health Alternatives/Complementary Care initiatives, and Relationship Based Care.