Welcome New Interim Chief Nursing Officer, Trula Minton

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Trula E. Minton, MS, RN, NEA-BC

We are excited to welcome Trula Minton as our Interim Chief Nursing Officer, starting July 2016. Trula served as the Chief Nursing Officer at HCA Virginia’s Chippenham Hospital, 2009-2016. She became interested in a healthcare career as a junior volunteer while in high school. During her first year of college at Westhampton College, University of Richmond, she decided that becoming a clinical psychologist was not her career goal, but instead, becoming a registered nurse. Trula graduated from the Petersburg General Hospital School of Professional Nursing and continued her education in nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, earning her Baccalaureate and Masters Degrees in Nursing/Nursing Administration.

Trula’s professional career began in critical care with a move into medical psychiatric nursing. Her career with HCA began in 1984 as a Registered Nurse at HCA Poplar Springs Hospital in Petersburg, VA. While at Poplar Springs, she was promoted from staff nurse to Director of Admissions and subsequently to Director of Nursing/Associate Administrator. During her tenure with HCA, Trula has held numerous leadership positions with the behavioral health arena as well as acute care, coming to Chippenham & Johnston-Willis in 1995.

Trula is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American/Virginia Nurses’ Association. She has been involved in several community boards including Crisis Link Suicide Prevention, Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board, Tri-City CASA, and Greater Richmond Children’s Health Involving Parents. Trula continues to serve on the Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia Alumni Board of Trustees and is a representative for the Nursing Division.

Trula has also been a member of The Joint Commission Professional/Technical Advisory Committee representing the American Hospital Association as well as Behavioral Health Advisory Council. She has held an appointment as Adjunct Faculty at VCU School of Nursing.

Trula was appointed in July 2011 to the Virginia Board of Nursing for a four year term by Governor Robert F. McDonnell and reappointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe for a second term, 2015-2019. She has served as an officer of the Board in the capacity of Secretary. In 2014 she was appointed by Governor McAuliffe to represent the Board of Nursing on the Advisory Board of the Department of Health Professions. Trula is a member of the Clinical Advisory Board, John Tyler Community College.

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