Erin Shipley

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Erin is a registered nurse with more than 15 years of healthcare leadership experience. She collaborates with healthcare executive teams to build innovative strategies that drive operational excellence and improve the overall patient, team member, and provider experience.

Erin is a leader with more than 20 years of healthcare industry experience. She is a registered nurse who challenges leaders to think creatively and eliminate interdepartmental barriers, creating an engaging place for employees to work, patients to receive care, and physicians to practice medicine. Her background as an emergency department nurse and nurse leader in outpatient, ambulatory, and inpatient units strengthens her ability to deploy the Evidence-Based Leadership℠ model in all types of patient care settings. Erin excels with developing leaders and team members at all levels and tenure. In addition to her role as a national speaker and workshop facilitator with Huron, Erin serves as the vice president of consumer experience at Cooper University Health Care, in Camden, New Jersey.

Over the course of her career, Erin has:

  • Hosted over 150 Nursing Leadership and Leadership Talent Experiential Workshops with an average overall rating/value of the session at 9.8/10.
  • Redesigned front-line and clinical staff onboarding demonstrating a 10% reduction in registered nurse turnover within three years.
  • Coached a 600-bed academic health center to achieve improvement by 15 top box points in one year in overall rating, nurse communication, and responsiveness of staff as measured by HCAHPS.
  • Coached a 300-bed community hospital to increase HCAHPS responsiveness of staff from the 25th percentile to the 80th percentile in 15 months.
  • Worked with a pediatric hospital to achieve overall patient satisfaction at the 98th percentile, up from the 40th percentile two years previously.
  • Led a five-hospital system with over six ambulatory surgical centers to increase ambulatory surgery satisfaction from the 18th to the 90th percentile in one year.
  • Coached a six-hospital health system to improve employee engagement to the 90th percentile overall for over five consecutive years.

Prior to her time at Huron, Erin was a clinical nurse manager and service line administrator for Lafayette General Health. She is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association and The705, a local nonprofit focused on emerging community leadership development.

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational Transformation


  • Healthcare

Professional Associations

  • Emergency Nurses Association
  • American Organization for Nursing Leadership
  • Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

Education & Certifications

  • M.S., Nursing — Leadership and Management, Walden University
  • A.S., Nursing, Louisiana State University and A&M College
  • Certified Emergency Nurse: Board Certification for Emergency Nursing

Speaking Topics List

  • Alignment and Accountability
  • Change Management and Leadership
  • Communication
  • Employee Attraction and Engagement
  • Executive Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Culture
  • Resilience and Well-Being
  • Patient and Consumer Experience
  • High-Reliability Organization (HRO)
  • Physician Alignment and Engagement
  • Quality and Safety
  • Strategy and Innovation
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Bringing the Frontline Nurse Leader Bootcamp to our hospital was a game changer. Erin's natural coaching style and honest feedback helped my team to move past their barriers in coaching and mentoring their frontline teams. Since the Bootcamp, we've seen a 10% reduction in falls and a 30% reduction in length of stay.
The results from our partnership are undeniable. When we began our focus on patient experience in 2018, we were in the 25th Percentile in Overall rating for OASCAHPS, and falling every month. Erin has been instrumental, and with her strong focus on developing my leaders, it's uncommon for us to find ourselves falling below the 90th Percentile.
Erin is unlike anyone I have ever worked with. She can immediately connect with any audience — whether bedside nurses or a room full of nurse executives or CEOs. Her work background gives her immediate credibility, as she has “been there.” Her creativity, her speaking skills and ability to engage her audience makes her an immediate change agent. Literally, people want to follow her, improve their performance and be better. She is a natural leader and I learn from her every time I work with her. She’s nothing short of amazing.

Please note that testimonials or endorsements found on this website do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of any services provided by Huron. Prospective clients may not obtain the same or similar results.

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