JacalynBuck_670x940Chief Nursing Officer, Ohio State Health System
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs, Ohio State College of Nursing



Jacalyn Buck is the chief nursing officer for the Ohio State Health System. Dr. Buck helps to advance strategic initiatives, foster a collaborative nursing leadership structure, promote interprofessional working relationships, create operational systems for workforce planning and advance excellence in nursing practice, including Magnet® designations for University Hospital, East Hospital, Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, Ohio State Harding Hospital, the Brain and Spine Hospital and Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital. She is also the assistant dean for Clinical Affairs in the Ohio State College of Nursing.

In nursing at Ohio State since 2002, Dr. Buck started as a staff nurse in the NICU and has held positions of increasing responsibility, including associate chief nursing officer for University Hospital Medical Surgical and Women and Infant Nursing and administrator of Health System Nursing Quality, Research, Education and Evidence-Based Practice.

Dr. Buck has completed numerous poster and professional presentations, publications and research studies. She is an American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® appraiser.

Dr. Buck earned her PhD, MS and BSN degrees from The Ohio State University and is Nurse Executive Advanced-Board Certified (NEA-BC) by the American Nurses Association’s American Nurses Credentialing Center. She was an inaugural member of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership™ Class of Fellows in 2019. In 2014, the Ohio State College of Nursing named her a “100 Alumni Transformers in Nursing and Healthcare” honoree.