February 2020

Chief Quality Officer appointed

CNO has appointed Carol Timmings, RN, as CNO’s Chief Quality Officer (CQO).

As CQO, Carol will enforce standards of practice and conduct and oversee the requirements for entry to practice. She will also articulate and promote practice standards and oversee the administration of our Quality Assurance Program.

“Carol's background as a highly effective and well-regarded nurse leader with broad experience in the health care system positions her well for the Chief Quality Officer role,” says Anne Coghlan, Executive Director and CEO.

Since becoming a nurse, Carol has been an active leader at both the provincial and national levels. She is the immediate past President of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, has served as the Chief Nursing Officer for Toronto Public Health and was recently appointed to the NCLEX Examination Committee of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. She first joined CNO one year ago as Director, Practice Quality.

Timmings says she is excited to begin her new leadership role at CNO. “The College protects patients by regulating nursing in the public’s interest, and I’m honoured to be a part of that critical work in our profession,” she says.

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